Ebby Halliday Knows How to Turn 100
|Photos by Andrea Grimes|
|Ebby Halliday still has it, two months from her 100th birthday, which will be celebrated at the Meyerson Symphony Center on March 9.|
First up: Ebby Halliday, arguably Texas's most successful Realtor, who will turn 100 on March 9. At a press conference last night featuring H. Ross Perot and a whole bunch of very stylish people, Halliday was celebrated as an inspirational woman and endless giver.
"I feel like the luckiest 100-year-old gal in the world," Halliday told the gathered press and glitterati, after a 17-minute thank-you speech that covered her time selling face cream on horseback for a two-cent profit and that time she met Dirk "Nowitzlewski" of the Dallas Mavericks. Myrna and Bob Schlegel generously donated their third-floor basketball gym for the conference and the rest of their estate for a giant fancy party that followed.
The March 9 concert -- Halliday's birthday happened to be the only night the Meyerson had open, howboutthat? -- will feature a performance by Mario Frangoulis and his stunning jaw line and fund scholarships for Texas students via the Horatio Alger Association.