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Helen Tompkins celebrates her 99th birthday

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By Panzi Blackwell

When 99-year-old Helen Tompkins consented to an interview, she said she could not do it on a Tuesday, because that's when she always goes to a nursing home to sing for the residents.
Within a few minutes of meeting her, this amazing lady’s statement seemed not only a possibility, but a not-surprising probability.
She easily recalls dates, events, and people of long ago, looking to her daughter-in-law, Georgianne Tompkins, only rarely to offer a comment, to clarify or add information to a statement.


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