Three Friends Celebrate Their 100th Birthdays Together

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The Washington Post reported –

It’s not every day that someone turns 100 years old. And it’s really not every day that three childhood best friends hit the centenarian mark together. On Saturday, three D.C. women, best friends for nearly a century, celebrated reaching triple digits during a ceremony at Zion Baptist Church in the 16th Street Heights neighborhood of Northwest Washington — the church they have all regularly attended since childhood. They were all born in June or July of 1916. They had hoped a fourth close friend, Leona Barnes, would be able to take part in the festivities, but she died in May, two months shy of her 100th birthday. The ceremony paid tribute to Barnes, and a large portrait of her sat on the church bench beside her friends throughout the ­90-minute service.

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