Thursday, June 20, 2013
Flower Mound man celebrates centennial birthday on June 26
He has three pieces of chocolate and a glass of wine every day.
FLOWER MOUND Flower Mound resident Leland Mebine will celebrate his 100th birthday June 26.
Monday, he was recognized by the Flower Mound Town Council for his milestone, as well as his service to the country and the community. The council, as well as the office of State Sen. Jane Nelson and State Rep. Tan Parker, honored Mebine with proclamations.
Mebine and his wife, Mary, moved to Flower Mound in 1984. He has been involved in several organizations, including the Summit Club, the Flower Mound Chamber of Commerce, Flower Mound Rotary Club, Lewisville Education Foundation and Greater Lewisville Youth and Family Services. He was named ‘Citizen of the Year’ in 1988 by the chamber of commerce.
He has also served on the town’s historical commission, planning and zoning commission and town council.
Before moving to Flower Mound, he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, he worked as a biochemist for NASA and was a deputy assistant secretary for research and development of the U.S. Air Force. Mebine is still active at the Cross Timbers Family YMCA, which will host a birthday celebration for Mebine at 9 a.m. June 26.
When asked what the secret is to having a long life, Mebine said it’s to stay active.
“You have to occupy yourself, and contribute to the community,” Mebine said. “And you have to wear designer jeans.”
Family members said Mebine also has three pieces of chocolate and a glass of wine every day.
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