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Pauline Stowman was surprised on her 90th birthday when her family sent her 90 dozen roses. She spread the joy, giving out the flowers to others who would enjoy them as much as she did.

Birthday girl: I've never seen 90 dozen roses

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When Pauline Stowman left her apartment Thursday morning, she discovered buckets of roses in the dayroom at Bob Westfall's eight-plex on Third Avenue in Rothsay.

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"I wondered what they were for," she said. "It was a lot of roses, and I hadn't heard about anything going on in town."

Minutes later, the apartment complex manager, Ruth Anderson, explained. "Someone's having a birthday this week."

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