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'Two peas in a pod'

'Nice to have someone to say goodnight to'

Ginny Swarts and Betty Olson were born in 1921 and 1922, when Warren G. Harding was president, radio was new, and the movies were silent except for live musical accompaniment.

This month, the two best friends at Alpine Way Continuing Care Community in Shelton celebrated their 101st and 102nd birthdays. They also celebrated a friendship born over a mutual love of music, bingo and bus trips.

"We do everything together," said Swarts. She added, "We really fit like two peas in a pod."

Swarts was born April 13, 1921, in the Midwest and moved to Claremont, California, when she was 3. "Everything was...


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