She was born on October 12, 1921 and it is at home (where she lives in complete autonomy) that she received a few days ago the visit of some relatives. Mayor Grégoire Souque, and his deputy, Marie-Paule Fourment, came to wish him a very happy birthday, a touch that touched Xavière Gueit (née Carmié).
It must be said that she knows the function well since 1983 to 2001 her husband, Léon Gueit, occupied the seat of mayor of the town of Morières. “It was then a very small village, for me who was born in Marseille it was a big change, I was then 25 years old” remembers Xaviere, who has never regretted this choice.
The three mandates of Léon Gueit (died on August 1, 2012 at the age of 91) worked to turn a village into a small modern town, “it has changed a lot since we arrived” confides his wife. Being 100 seems “incredible” to her and if she has to take all her years back, it can be summed up in a few words: “a happy life”.
Mother of four children who gave her 11 grandchildren followed by 16 great grandchildren, “in a few weeks I will have two great great grandchildren, it’s all beautiful all the same!”. Her only regret is not being able to travel anymore, she who loved Africa and India so much but did not like the coldness of the Americans, travels through photos and documentaries. For a long time, she took care of the elderly in the retirement home and took care of the parish, “I couldn’t keep still, I always liked taking care of people”. He still has the books, the many visits from friends, “we keep chatting, I’m never bored” and he is also a formidable opponent in scrabble.