Dacula resident celebrates milestone with dinner at Cracker Barrel

- With a significant milestone birthday to celebrate today, Dacula resident Harriet Coffee wants to celebrate her 100th birthday with lemon pepper trout from Cracker Barrel.

Coffee was a teacher at Lawrenceville Elementary School for 15 years before her retirement in 1982. When Coffee told her parents she wanted to pursue a career in education, they were glad to hear that. Her mother was a teacher, and her father was a principal and a teacher.

Coffee’s teaching career began at 19 years old when she spent two years in Pike County from 1935-37 in what turned out to be a combined fourth- and fifth-grade class of 50 students. 

Coffee moved to the Atlanta area in 1938 to marry her husband, Frank, and to be near her parents in College Park.

A long-time member of Prospect United Methodist Church, Coffee was a delegate to the annual Methodist conference for a decade.

When asked if she has any friends who are 100, Coffee simply laughs.  She makes regular doctor visits and has largely avoided any health issues.

Join us in wishing Harriet a very happy birthday!

For more on this wonderful milestone: Gwinnett Daily Post

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