When your Grandma throws a party for her 100th birthday, you come. You just do. I have always attributed my strong genes (and maybe the less well loved early gray hair gene) to my Grandma Kulm. She is one tough cookie. Though we didn't have a close relationship, my Grandma has always been an example of hard-working, out-spoken, no-nonsense strength. I can't imagine the memories she's collected over the course of a century--a living piece of history.