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NH Cubs Fan Celebrates 111th Birthday With Cupcakes, Singers

Hazel Nilson says the secret to her longevity is to don't fret, smile, and enjoy life

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    108-Year-Old Cubs Fan Hazel Nilson Celebrates the Big Win

    108-year-old Cubs fan Hazel Nilson says watching her team win the World Series made her feel, "Happiness at long last. Very long." (Published Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016)

    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.

    Cubs Fans Celebrate Outside Wrigley Field

    [NATL] Cubs Fans Celebrate Outside Wrigley Field
    Huge crowds of Chicago Cubs fans were gathered outside of Wrigley Field in Chicago as the Cubs won their first World Series since 1908. The Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians in Cleveland, 8-7, in a dramatic 10-inning game, winning the series 4-3. (Nov. 3)
    (Published Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016)

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

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