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Happy 101st Birthday, Betty McClain

Betty McClain, with niece Anne Marie McGinniss

Delaire Landing resident Elizabeth “Betty” McClain celebrated her 101st birthday on Sunday.

McClain was born on March 26, 1922, a Sunday, when life expectancy was 61.

Warren G. Harding was president, and Pope Pius XI was the new leader of the Catholic Church.

The average annual income was $3,143, and a gallon of gas cost a quarter. Stamps were two cents, and bread was a nickel a loaf. ••

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