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Lake Park resident Verna Bloom is turning 104 on Saturday, March 22. She fills her days at Sunnyside Care Center by crocheting, including this colorful afghan. DL NEWSPAPERS/Vicki Gerdes

Celebrating her 104th birthday

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Verna Bloom is celebrating a birthday this Saturday.

The Sunnyside Care Center resident got quite a twinkle in her eye when she announced, “They’re going to serve cake and ice cream!”


Both her son Wally, who lives in Lake Park, and daughter Joanne, who lives in Chicago, are expected to be in attendance, along with numerous other relatives and friends.

It’s a very special occasion, after all. It’s not every day that someone celebrates 104 years of life on Earth.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
(218) 844-1454