Baseball fan born in 1908 celebrates her 111th birthday in NH

Courtesy of Tony Venti via AP
Courtesy of Tony Venti via AP
In this photo provided by Tony Venti, Hazel Nilson celebrates her 111th birthday with peach cupcakes Wednesday at Sunapee Cove in Sunapee, New Hampshire. A lifelong Chicago Cubs fan, Nilson was born on Aug. 21, 1908, in Chicago.
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When asked if she has any secret to her longevity, Hazel Nilson said don't fret, smile and enjoy life.
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SUNAPEE, New Hampshire — A woman has celebrated her 111th birthday in New Hampshire with a bunch of cupcakes and a tribute from singers.

Hazel Nilson was born Aug. 21, 1908, in Chicago. A lifelong Chicago Cubs fan, she likes to say she was born the last time the team won the World Series before their big comeback in 2016.

Nilson, a former physical education teacher, has been a resident of Sunapee Cove in Sunapee, New Hampshire, since October 2014. Before that, she lived in Stone Lake, Wisconsin.

Wearing a cake-shaped hat, Nilson sampled a peach cupcake at her party Wednesday. The Sunapee Singers sang “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” in her honor.

When asked if she has any secret to her longevity, she said don’t fret, smile and enjoy life.

 



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