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Margaret Verdesco's 100th birthday party

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- Naples resident Margaret Verdesco visits with her great-grandchildren at her 100th birthday party at the Goodlette Arms Apartments in Naples, Thursday, July 18, 2013. Verdesco, who turns 100 on Sunday, is a naive of the Alsace-Lorraine area of Germany and France and emigrated to the U.S. when she was 16 through Ellis Island.

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David Albers/Staff - Naples resident Margaret Verdesco visits with her great-grandchildren at her 100th birthday party at the Goodlette Arms Apartments in Naples, Thursday, July 18, 2013. Verdesco, who turns 100 on Sunday, is a naive of the Alsace-Lorraine area of Germany and France and emigrated to the U.S. when she was 16 through Ellis Island.

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- Naples resident Margaret Verdesco has a birthday corsage pinned to her blouse by her daughter, Mary Ann Damiano, of Naples, during a 100th birthday party for Verdesco at the Goodlette Arms Apartments in Naples, Thursday, July 18, 2013. Verdesco, who turns 100 on Sunday, is a naive of the Alsace-Lorraine area of Germany and France and emigrated to the U.S. when she was 16 through Ellis Island.
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- Naples resident Margaret Verdesco, right, visits with friends Helen Schoeck, upper left, and Chris Hass, left, during a 100th birthday party for Verdesco at the Goodlette Arms Apartments in Naples, Thursday, July 18, 2013. Verdesco, who turns 100 on Sunday, is a naive of the Alsace-Lorraine area of Germany and France and emigrated to the U.S. when she was 16 through Ellis Island.
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- A birthday cake awaits guest of a 100th birthday party for Naples resident Margaret Verdesco at the Goodlette Arms Apartments in Naples, Thursday, July 18, 2013.  Verdesco, who turns 100 on Sunday, is a naive of the Alsace-Lorraine area of Germany and France and emigrated to the U.S. when she was 16 through Ellis Island.
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- Confetti decorates tables for guests at a 100th birthday party for Naples resident Margaret Verdesco at the Goodlette Arms Apartments in Naples, Thursday, July 18, 2013. Verdesco, who turns 100 on Sunday, is a naive of the Alsace-Lorraine area of Germany and France and emigrated to the U.S. when she was 16 through Ellis Island.
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- Naples resident Margaret Verdesco receives a gift photo album at her 100th birthday party at the Goodlette Arms Apartments in Naples, Thursday, July 18, 2013. Verdesco, who turns 100 on Sunday, is a naive of the Alsace-Lorraine area of Germany and France and emigrated to the U.S. when she was 16 through Ellis Island.
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- A photograph of Naples resident Margaret Verdesco in France adds to a display of photos for her 100th birthday party at the Goodlette Arms Apartments in Naples, Thursday, July 18, 2013. Verdesco is a naive of the Alsace-Lorraine area of Germany and France and emigrated to the U.S. when she was 16 through Ellis Island.
  • David Albers/Staff 
- Naples resident Margaret Verdesco visits with her great-grandchildren at her 100th birthday party at the Goodlette Arms Apartments in Naples, Thursday, July 18, 2013. Verdesco, who turns 100 on Sunday, is a naive of the Alsace-Lorraine area of Germany and France and emigrated to the U.S. when she was 16 through Ellis Island.
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- Staff and residents of Goodlette Arms Apartments in Naples mingle during a 100th birthday party for Naples resident Margaret Verdesco, Thursday, July 18, 2013.
  • David Albers/Staff 
- Guests line up for barbecue at a 100th birthday party for Naples resident Margaret Verdesco at the Goodlette Arms Apartments in Naples, Thursday, July 18, 2013. Verdesco is a naive of the Alsace-Lorraine area of Germany and France and emigrated to the U.S. when she was 16 through Ellis Island.
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- Naples resident Margaret Verdesco visits with her friends at her 100th birthday party at the Goodlette Arms Apartments in Naples, Thursday, July 18, 2013. Verdesco, who turns 100 on Sunday, is a naive of the Alsace-Lorraine area of Germany and France and emigrated to the U.S. when she was 16 through Ellis Island.

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