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Yakima Resident Celebrates 101st Birthday

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YAKIMA, Wash. - For some 2009 is just another year but for one local resident celebrating the new year comes with another birthday, her 101 st birthday.

Leona Sandquist turned 101 on Friday.   She says its just like last year when she turned 100.  Her advise to all of us on making it to 101 is simple and something she still tries to practice herself.

"Be good to everybody and helpful, I like to help people when I can.  I am getting so that I can't anymore but I used to do a lot of that."

Leona has lived in Yakima for 20 years and says she has enjoyed it with all the friends she has here, plus her family isn't too far away.  A family that includes three grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and 16 great, great grandchildren.