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Anna Belisle, a lifelong Somerset resident, will turn 100 years old on Aug. 18. She currently lives in the St. Croix Center Nursing home and is visited frequently by her nine children, 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Here, Anna is pictured with her granddaughter, Val King.

Belisle gets ready to celebrate 100th birthday

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If you ask Anna Belisle what her most vivid memory in her 100 years of life is, her answer may be surprising.

"When we were held up -- they had guns," she said.


Not the answer one might expect from the white-haired great-grandmother holding a wooden rosary and sitting in a wheelchair surrounded by three generations of family.

However, given the circumstances, it would certainly qualify as a vivid memory.

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