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Happy Birthday!!

  Harrietta Botkins of Vassar will be celebrating her 90th birthday on September 4. Harrietta was born in Millington, the oldest of seven.  One of her father’s early jobs was to help build M-15 from Millington to Vassar during the 1930s.  She graduated from Vassar High School in 1943 earning a varsity letter in girls’ basketball. In her teen years during WWII, she worked at Eaton Foundry in Vassar making track parts for artillery tanks.  There she met and married Ernest ‘Slim’ Botkins, making their home in Vassar. She retired in 1980 from Caro State Hospital after working 23 years and then afterwards spent many winters in Florida. She has been an active member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Vassar having been confirmed on April 10, 1949.  She also has been a member of the Cork Pine Campers since the mid 1960s and is currently their secretary/treasurer. She has two daughters, Marge Montgomery of Gilford and Michele Hoffman of Vassar, four grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. She enjoys her Friday morning coffee group at the Cork Pine Eatery, crocheting afghans for her great-grandchildren, working in her beautiful gardens, plays pinochle and euchre on a regular basis and goes dancing three days a week.  To help her celebrate, send your wishes to her at:  5143 Cottrell Road, Vassar, MI  48768.



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