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Shirley Jackson Draws Crowd at 100th Birthday Party
Family reported that more than 150 people attended the birthday party, including all of her three living children and a good number of her 15 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren. The guest of honor, during a brief program, was asked if there was anything she had to say after opening remarks by family members and quickly responded: "No, I think that I've said enough for the past 100 years."
Among the guests who attended was one of her younger friends, 97-year-old Jane Carey, of Camptown. Rep. Tina Pickett attended to present a citation honoring Shirley from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. She also received a citation from the U.S. House of Representatives, compliments of Congressman Thomas Marino.
A feature on Shirley, her life and some of her favorite memories was published in last week's issue of the Rocket-Courier.
There were three hours of festivities, and the family extended its thanks to all who attended to honor Shirley on her milestone day.