Celebrating birthdays for seventy-three years
This group has been celebrating birthdays together for the past seventy-three years. Organized by Elsie Schwartz, Elizabeth Vanderwerf and Peggy Bredvold, the friends, cousins and relatives celebrated at the birthday celebrant’s home in the early years. It progressed to a monthly celebration in area parks in the summer months. Each event included a big potluck dinner complete with cake and a ball game. The group gathered April 18 at the The Maples to help Peggy celebrate her 102nd birthday. From left: Barb Vanderwerf, Elizabeth Vanderwerf, Peggy Bredvold, Elsie Schwartz, Arliss Petersen, Marlys Vanderwerf, Bob Vanderwerf, Richard Petersen, Darlene Trapp, Doug Vanderwerf and Kevin Schwartz.