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Local woman celebrates her 102nd birthday

Edith Waitt, a resident of The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Mohawk Valley in Ilion, celebrated her 102nd birthday Saturday. Friends and family joined her for cake and refreshments.

Posted: Jan 12, 2019 6:58 PM

ILION, NY – How many pieces of birthday cake have you had in your lifetime?

One local woman is working on her 102nd piece of cake.

Edith Waitt, a resident of The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Mohawk Valley in Ilion, celebrated her 102nd birthday Saturday.

Friends and family joined her for cake and refreshments.

Edith says she has no secret for living such a long life.

You just have to do it.

“You have some good guidance and some good friends. You just have to grow. Don’t ask me how it happened. It just did.”

Family members who were unable to attend in person were able to be there and wish Edith a happy birthday thanks to social media and FaceTime.

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