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Over A Hundred Family and Friends Came Out on Saturday To Help Imperial Beach's Oldest Resident, Eleanor Yachwan, Celebrate her 100th Birthday

Jan 08, 2017 12:09PM ● Published by Paul Spear

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Over A Hundred Family and Friends Came Out on Saturday To Help Imperial Beach's Oldest Resident, Eleanor Yachwan,Celebrate her 100th Birthday at the Masonic Lodge

Eleanor, born January 3, 1917,left Connecticut in 1950 with her husband and 3 children with their belongings packed in the the car and journeyed across the United States to arrive and settle Imperial Beach. According to Eleanor's Grandson Lyle, who helps his grandmother occasionally, it was like the John Steinbeck novel Grapes of Wrath with everything they owned somehow in and attached to the car and off they went from Connecticut with no particular destination in mind to the most Southwesterly City in the U.S.,Imperial Beach.

Lyle, who likes to listen to his grandmother's stories said that the area around what is now Imperial Beach had about 1,200 residents when the family got here. He has promised some interviews in the future when we all can get together.

Eleanor had a nice mix of very pleasant family and friends. Including friends from the IB Senior Center and friends from the Imperial Beach United Methodist Church.

Happy 100th Birthday Eleanor!
Paul Spear, Editor, Dig Imperial Beach


Happy 100th Birthday Eleanor!

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