Mike Randall visits with Greta Anderson while celebrating her milestone 100th birthday. Thank you to Mike and WKBW for featuring Greta and celebrating with us!
TOWN OF TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WKBW-TV) – Greta Anderson had a big birthday last month. She celebrated by making herself a cinnamon ice cream cone at the spot that bears the family name – Anderson’s Custard & Roast Beef.
Greta and her husband Carl opened their first ice cream stand in 1946 in the Bronx. But they soon left there and returned home to Western New York to a place on Kenmore Avenue, eventually relocating to Sheridan Drive in 1953.
Greta says there was plenty of hard work in the early days “it makes me tired thinking about it” and the original spot had slanted windows that they all kept hitting their heads on “we would hit our heads on that slant, it was terrible.”
Greta celebrated her 100th birthday last month. According to Betty, the manager of the Sheridan store-Greta still stops in for lunch and to do the weeding. Greta says she is “blessed”, no aches, no pains, no medicine, I am so thankful.