Captain Morey Skaret celebrated his 100th birthday with his companion Elsie Freeland at their favorite lunchtime haunt, Roxbury Lanes Aug. 2. Many well-wishers stopped by.

West Seattle's Morey Skaret going strong at 100; parties like he's 99

West Seattle icon Morey Skaret was feted Friday, Aug. 2 at his 100th birthday by scores of friends.

They stopped by Morey's favorite haunt, Roxbury Lanes, where he dines daily. Skaret is a former Seattle cop. He has lots of stories and is always willing to regale anyone who is willing to listen. With his sly grin he'll tell you the secret to long life is to have a good woman by your side. His secret is his long time companion Elsie Freeland. 

Morey and Elsie are regulars at the bowling lanes. They know everybody and everybody knows them. Morey has regaled them all with stories from the great depression, riding the rails to the Southwest, sailing with the coast guard to the Phillipines and later fighting crime in Seattle for many years. The captain was born in Canada and moved to the Northwest with his family as a boy.

Younger brother Al Skaret (93) is also well known to West Seattle-ites as a war hero from the U.S.S. Bunker Hill during WWII. 

Happy Birthday Morey!

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