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Tillie Brown turns 104 at Life Care Center of Punta Gorda
On Nov. 4, 2011, Tillie Brown, a resident at Life Care Center of Punta Gorda, Fla., celebrated her 104th birthday.
The activity department threw a party for Brown, and three of the seven living generations of her family attended, as well as several of her friends, her fellow residents and associates who have grown close to her.
Brown impressed the gathering by reciting Bible verses word for word without hesitation. When she was told how amazing she was, she answered, "I may be old, but I'm not crazy!"
She attributed her longevity to "believing in and following the Lord."
Born in Hull, Fla., Brown was one of 16 children. She still remembers going under the house and digging for bugs, as well as playing jump rope with her siblings. She later worked as a housekeeper, as well as picking and packing fruit.
Brown married Henry Brown in 1942, and together they had seven children. Today, she is a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and great-great-great grandmother (the youngest is 6 months old).
Enjoying her cake and opening the many presents she received, Brown thanked everyone for celebrating the special birthday with her and said she hoped to see them all at her 105th birthday party.
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