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4/30/05-Tyler

East Texan To Celebrate 101st Birthday

Ten decades, the Model T-Ford, the first steps on the moon, and the Internet.
One East Texan has witnessed the transformation of them all.
Gladys Crockett will celebrate her 101st birthday this Tuesday.
Saturday afternoon family and friends gathered at Atria Willow Park to celebrate more than century of memories.
Gladys received a very special letter to honor the milestone. President George W. Bush sent her a very happy birthday wish.
Gladys said she doesn't really know what the secret to long life is. She just takes it all in stride.
"Oh I don't know," Gladys said, "I've always eaten well and taken exercise and never. I don't know. I've just had a long happy life."
Gladys advices not to worry much in life. She said the best part of her birthday celebration was seeing her family.

Maya Golden reporting, mgolden@kltv.com

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