Sam Postlethwait celebrates 100th birthday

A special man celebrated his 100th birthday with nearly 400 of his closest friends, Sunday.

Posted: Apr 15, 2018 9:57 PM
Updated: Apr 16, 2018 9:07 AM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A special man celebrated his 100th birthday with nearly 400 of his closest friends, Sunday.

Sam Postlethwait is a retired botany professor at Purdue, who is known for guiding tours at the Celery Bog in West Lafayette on Tuesdays.

Postlethwait is also known for his long and influential career at Purdue and his photography skills. 

If you ask Postlethwait about the secret to a long happy life, he will tell you it is simple.

"Love each other, with pure love. What I can look back now on is love, just love," said Postlethwait. 

The birthday celebration was held at the Celery Bog.

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