Albertha says that prayer to God is what gives her joy every day, that and her three children and seven grandchildren, and you can see that joy radiating from her face. She was born and raised in the watermelon capitol of the world, Chiefland, Florida. In her youth she relished playing coed basketball, football, and baseball. Loves to pick pecans (pronounced the right way, “peecans”). But more than anything, she loves to get a group of her “girls” together and talk about bygone times and laugh, mostly laugh. Get her started laughing and she loathes to stop. She met the man of her dreams later in life and she said that he made life worth living and gave her joy everyday. Albertha Hayes, a Florida original, a life still fully lived, and a charmer of a friend.