In 1913, Carrol Fountain entered the world. He was a large baby at birth, weighing in at 13 pounds. Fountain was not only a large infant but a good-looking child too. He won a cup for being the prettiest baby in Lane County.
Carrol Fountain is not only a good-looking man but also a special one. He is turning a century old this year. What does he use as the secret to long life? Lady luck, laughter, happiness and getting out to enjoy life.
Getting out he does. Fountain still gets out to care for cattle on his ranch, run with his two faithful dogs, tends his orchards and cares for his horses. The horses enjoy life with Fountain. They have a chance to run free on the acreage Fountain owns.
Fountain begins his day early in the morning. He uses a tractor and trailer to gather wood. Traveling back to the house in the McKenzie River Valley, he unloads the wood, stokes the fire and begins his busy day.
Happy birthday, Mr. Fountain.