John Henderson will turn 100 on Christmas Eve. On Dec. 22, Henderson and his wife, Charlotte, will celebrate their 73rd wedding anniversary.
On Dec. 3, more than 200 family members and friends gathered to celebrate the man's long life and legacy.
Henderson is also the oldest living University of Texas football letterman. A lifelong Longhorn "superfan," he and his wife have had season tickets for almost as long as their marriage. Henderson has been to at least one home game every year for the last 80 years.
At Henderson's birthday party, a letter from Austin mayor Mayor Lee Leffingwell was read aloud, in which the mayor declared Dec. 24th as John Henderson Day in Austin, the Alcalde reported.
"Some people bleed orange, but none more appropriately than John Henderson," Leffingwell wrote in his letter. "He still weighs within 5 pounds of his football-playing weight."
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