Kings Beach resident 100 years young |

Kings Beach resident 100 years young

Amy Edgett/Sierra Sun

“Honey, I’m just getting started,” quipped Mike Caeser to Tahoe Forest Home Health social worker Ann Ajari, when asked how it feels to be 100 years of age.

Caeser cakewalked through his third party of the day at the Truckee Donner Senior Apartments dining room May 18, with much jesting about his very attractive and young assistant.

Mike De Cesare was born in Castile Fontano, Italy o May 18, 1909. His father changed their last name when he immigrated to the United states in 1913.

Caeser immigrated to the U.S. in 1914 with his sister and mother, and worked in a shipyards, including a naval shipyard in Vallejo, Calif. He married the love of his life, Harriet in 1936. They moved to Kings Beach in the mid 1950s, and purchased what is now Caeser’s Cottages. His wife ran the motel while he commuted to San Francisco working in a steel mill, until he retired in 1974. They ran the business together until his wife’s death in 1997. Caeser now lived independently in the front office/apartment.

On turning 100 years old? Caeser said, “I didn’t see this coming, but the first 100 years are the hardest.” Way to go, Mike!

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