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Palo Alto resident celebrates centennial birthday

Original post made on Sep 28, 2011

Margaret Marquardt, a resident of Palo Alto for nearly six decades and former registered nurse, celebrated her 100th birthday with family, neighbors and friends over a tea party hosted by members of Trinity Lutheran Church on Saturday (Sept. 24).

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, September 28, 2011, 4:04 PM

Comments (7)

Posted by RussianMom, a resident of Charleston Meadows
on Sep 28, 2011 at 5:07 pm

Dear Margaret,
We wish you a very happy birthday with many many more to come!
You look absolutely beautiful and keep us all in tune to follow your example.


Posted by Liz , a resident of Charleston Meadows
on Sep 29, 2011 at 7:55 am

Happy Birthday Grandma! We all love you very much!!! XOXOXOX


Posted by Andrew L. Freedman, a resident of Barron Park
on Sep 29, 2011 at 8:37 am

Dear Margaret,

As one whose grandfather lived (and practiced as a pharmacist) beyond 100, you fall into that special class of people. Although we have never met, I would bet that you are a very kind, caring and thoughtful person, just like my Grandpa Leonard. Although he had a (1955) television set, he never watched it, but instead enjoyed listening to talk radio.

Take care Margaret and continue with more birthdays - you must be doing something right.

Warmest regards,

Andy Freedman


Posted by KP, a resident of South of Midtown
on Sep 29, 2011 at 10:55 am

Wow! Happy Birthday!!

You and my grandmother have the same birthdate with 10 years in between. You may even know each other - she has been in Palo Alto 60+ years as well.

We celebrated her 90th at Micheals Shoreline with friends and family (5 generations) on Saturday and tomorrow she leaves for Bhutan, Kathmandu Nepal and Thailand for a month long trip.


Posted by terryg, a resident of Evergreen Park
on Sep 29, 2011 at 11:07 am

Happy happy birthday!!


Posted by Leonard's, a resident of Midtown
on Sep 29, 2011 at 12:55 pm

Happy Birthday Margaret! We were sorry to miss your tea party, but we are thankful for such a nice story in the paper. You are a "shining" example to everyone you meet. We are hopeful that you are blessed with many more birthdays to celebrate!
The Leonard family from Trinity


Posted by Dolores Marquardt Steubing, a resident of another community
on Sep 30, 2011 at 4:24 am

Congratulations! Eventhough we do not know each other, I see that those who do know you think very highly of you. To have been blessed with 100 happy healthy years is truly amazing. Our family lives in the Hill Country of Texas, 50 miles north of San Antonio. One of our events venue employees found your story and forwarded it to us. Our events venue is The Marquardt Ranch, built on my family's 500 acre ranch where I grew up. I wonder if we are related?


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