Virginia Carlson of Rockford celebrated her 100th birthday this weekend at Emmanuel Lutheran church. Here's her advice on how to enjoy living to be 100 years old.

 
Virginia Carlson of Rockford celebrated her 100th birthday this weekend at Emmanuel Lutheran church where she and her husband John Carlson Jr. were married in 1937.

According to WREX TV-13, "They were also the owners of Brad-Lynn restaurant, named after their two children, which was located where Stockholm Inn now stands. Virginia says she is a life-long member of the church, and has kept those lasting friendships".

"Those friends have stayed with me all these years," says Virginia Carlson. "Such a blessing I have.... I am so grateful."

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Virginia was thrilled to celebrate and stated that her birthday party was more than she ever expected.

Advice on how to enjoy living to be 100? "Enjoy everyday as if it were a gift and make the most of it".

Great advice Virginia and Happy Birthday from the Q Crew.