• Chicago Cubs Fan

    Asked by Russ on Tuesday, November 8, 2016

    Chicago Cubs Fan

    I just had to tell everyone this...I was born and raised in Chicago, and lived there for 48 years. 28 years in the city and 20 more in the suburbs of Chicago. So of course I am a Chicago sports fan, and I was following the Cubs every game, and the World Series was great! But that is not the main reason for my email. My sister's mother-in-law is probably the oldest Chicago Cubs fan alive today...she is 108 yrs old, and was born in Chicago 2 months before the Cubs won the World Series. Last year they announced over the loud speaker her name on her birthday. This year she has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, Fox Sports and ESPN. If you are interested you can google "108 year old Cubs fan." Her name is Hazel Nilson.

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    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      Hey that's great Russ! Thanks for sharing and I bet she's real happy right now!

      over 3 years ago
    • gonewest's Avatar
      gonewest

      http://m.mlb.com/cutfour/2016/11/04/208173602/108-year-old-cubs-fan-celebrates-world-series-win

      Thanks Russ. Here's the link at MLB all about Hazel. Wonderful.

      over 3 years ago
    • cllinda's Avatar
      cllinda

      Very nice! And I hope it doesn't take another 108 years to bring it back to Chicago. Fly The W!

      over 3 years ago
    • andreacha's Avatar
      andreacha

      Russ Thanks for telling us about Hazel. From the pics it looks like she really enjoyed the games. I'm so glad she got to see that again in her lifetime.

      over 3 years ago
    • andreacha's Avatar
      andreacha

      gonewest - Thank you for posting the link.

      over 3 years ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      Very awesome!

      over 3 years ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      Wow

      over 3 years ago
    • Whitey61's Avatar
      Whitey61

      I did read about that...and your welcome for having Cleo, Lester, Lackey to help you from my Red Sox...lol

      over 3 years ago
    • CAS1's Avatar
      CAS1

      Oh God Bless her..what a story.

      I have always been a South sider so anyone from Chicago knows the competitive nature of our ball clubs. But once the Cubbies starting winning we were all UNITED in our prayers and hopes for the World Series. Miracles do happen.. we have many on this site and now right here in Chicago.!!!

      over 3 years ago
    • Whitey61's Avatar
      Whitey61

      Did I just read that Hazel passed away a few days ago???? 108 if true, she did see her Cubs win again!

      over 3 years ago
    • Russ' Avatar
      Russ

      CAS1...Even if the Cubs did not win the WS I had a great year following them thru the whole season. Living in NJ I didn' t see many games until the playoffs. One of my Army buddies who lives in San Francisco sent me a sports page from the SF newspaper. He said he wanted to show me even out there they were following the Cubs in either quest for their 1st WS in 108 years. The headline in the SF newspaper read "XXX Freezes Over." My best to all of you Cub fans, and the rest of you who didn't win the World Series!!!

      over 3 years ago
    • Russ' Avatar
      Russ

      Whitey61...No!!!!!

      over 3 years ago
    • Russ' Avatar
      Russ

      Come on WhatNext!!!! You have to even delete the word H. E. L. L.

      over 3 years ago
    • Whitey61's Avatar
      Whitey61

      Goes to show don't believe everything you read on Facebook..I saw she passed at 108 just a few days ago..glad she will be around for another run at series.

      over 3 years ago
    • Russ' Avatar
      Russ

      Whitey61...you were right to some degree...it was another woman who would lived in the suburbs of Chicago by the name of Mabel Ball. She too was 108 years old and born in August of 1908; the same month as my sister's mother-in-law. How ironic!!! She did pass away a couple of days after she witnessed the Cubs winning the WS. Hazel Nilson is alive and doing well...thank you.
      Russ

      over 3 years ago
    • Whitey61's Avatar
      Whitey61

      Ok, that was the confusion..My God, what's in the Chicago water to have 2 woman live to that age?..lol

      over 3 years ago

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