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Florida woman receives paper for 80 years

May 4, 2012 at 6:05 PM   |   Comments

ORLANDO, Fla., May 4 (UPI) -- A Florida newspaper said a woman preparing for her 106th birthday may be its longest-running subscriber after receiving the paper for 80 years.

The Orlando Sentinel said Velma Boyd Freeman, who will turn 106 May 19, has been subscribed to the paper since the 1930s, when it came out as the Morning Reporter and the Evening Star.

Freeman, whose daughter said her doctor recently mistook her for 80, said she keeps in shape by eating lots of "Vidalia onions."

"We eat them every day," she said.

Freeman said she keeps busy by visiting with her three children, nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

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