A Bay area woman, who has lived more than a century, received a sweet surprise that will help her keep moving.
At least four days a week, 103-year-old Barbara Rygiel takes a late morning stroll to the bus stop where she waits to get picked up for church.
It’s a normal routine for a woman who is anything but average.
“If I tell myself I’m super, then I feel better. I get up in the morning and say, ‘Barbara, you’re super. So get up and do the work,’” she said.
Rygiel tends to a beautiful rose garden at the Lutheran Residences of South Pasadena where she lives independently.
She loves taking the bus but said the fees do add up.
To surprise and thank Barbara for being such a loyal rider, leaders of The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority has given her a lifetime pass.
“It means everything to me. Look at how much I can save,” Rygiel …