Francys Garrett, pictured with her daughter Patricia Qualls (left), was presented with flowers and serenaded with “Happy Birthday” by those at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Bolivar on her birthday.

More than a century of living ‘the good life’

In her 104 years of life; one Middleton resident has lived through 18 U.S. Presidents, 10 Roman Catholic Popes, one presidential assassination, one attempted papal assassination, 57 years of marriage and two world wars. In addition; she has witnessed the invention of the electric power drill, pop-up toaster, hairdryer, can opener, jet engine, helicopter, television, smoke detectors, cell phones and the World Wide Web. However; it is in giving to others, loving those less fortunate and living her faith that has given her a ‘good life.’

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