98 years and counting

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“Born March 25, 1918” Doris Rhodefer would quote to me very proudly as she sits tall in her chair, and like a queen she would scan the room to see whom was listening insuring herself she had an audience.

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Unknowing to her she did, all will be revealed after lunch when she return from Mt Shasta Resort.

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Her birthday greeting started early when she woke up, a purple balloon tied to her walker, with a huge Happy Birthday pin to the entry door of her room. As we enter the front entry doors of Shasta View Nursing Center, held in hand was a bouquet of balloons, a bouquet of flowers, and greeting birthday cards for her to enjoy reading while waiting for lunch to be served, which her favorite is a hamburger well-done with american cheese, no onions and pickles, also french fries and coke over ice.

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The day was busy at the nursing center, resident seniors were decorating eggs for the Easter egg-hunt coming up in a day and a half, volunteers and employee meetings, visitors visiting family members coming and going.

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Yet, no matter how busy the resident staff was, many of them took a moment to wish Doris a Birthday greetings…which made her special day last into the evening.

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Happy Birthday Doris Rhodefer!

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