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Celebrating her centennial

Bertha Oros is shown at her 100th birthday party with Ken Merrifield, mayor of Franklin.

Bertha Oros is shown at her 100th birthday party with Ken Merrifield, mayor of Franklin.

Bertha Oros, a resident of Golden Crest Nursing Home in Franklin, turned 100 on Aug. 24. She celebrated the milestone on Aug. 23 at the nursing home. We asked her more about her longevity:

What is your secret to living to be 100?

Drinking, smoking, and living like a rock star! No, in all honesty, I’m just lucky.

Where did you grow up?

I grew up in Eagle Lake, Maine, close to the Canadian border. I lived there through high school and still have never learned to swim.

What is your fondest childhood memory?

Going camping with my two brothers and two sisters. We did a lot as a family; I had great parents.

In your opinion, what has been the biggest change in the world in the past 100 years?

It is such a change and I don’t like it. I had the best time growing up because it was such a simple and good life. It’s hard to think so far back and all that has gone on. My memory isn’t what it used to be.

What is your greatest accomplishment?

My greatest accomplishment was having a good first marriage. I was not able to have kids, but I did help raise my younger sisters.

Noelle Stokes

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