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Happy Birthday to Ninety-Four Year Old

One of Celeste's oldest citizens, Hattie Blankenship, celebrated her ninety-fourth birthday on Sunday, January 9, 1983.

Her birthday party was hosted by Lorene Wallace and Curly Wallace, her daughter and son-in-law with whom she lives.

Daughters Gladys Linton, Dollie Ingram, Nina Jensen, and granddaughter, Frances Linton Reynolds and her husband, Fred Reynolds, and nephew, Hubert Johnson and his wife, Faye Johnson, attended bearing gifts.

Mrs. Blankenship received a robe, money, a bowl, candy, clothing, and a pomander.

Mrs. Wallace cooked a delicious chicken dinner for the party.

Hattie Blankenship came to the Leonard/Celeste area from Missouri as a child and has been here ever since. Living sisters and brother are Mae McClintock, Mina Smith, and Howard Clift. (Picture: Hattie Blankenship (center) turned ninety-four years old on January 9, 1983. To help her celebrate were four of her daughters, pictured here. Starting with the lower left-hand corner and counter-clockwise are: Dollie Ingram, Nina Jensen, Gladys Linton, and Lorene Wallace.

(January 14, 1983, The Celeste Star)

Submitted by Sarah Swindell

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