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 Giving Back to Those Who Have Given So Much   


Miriam Krause, a resident of St. Martha Manor in Downingtown, Pa., celebrated her 100th birthday by having her wish to ride in a hot air balloon granted.   Miriam, who turned 100 on September 10, 2012, always wanted to ride in a hot air balloon, but never had the chance.  She was adventurous from a young age.  In fact, after Miriam saw an acrobat on the trapeze at the circus, her family built one for her in their backyard!  The big, beautiful red balloon took off at 6 a.m. with Miriam, her children, and grandchildren.  Although it was chilly, Miriam loved every minute, commenting that the "trees looked like parsley!" Click here to watch her story on CNN.






 "Thank you, oh thank you for granting my wish, and on my birthday!  It was wonderful, better than I thought it could be.  God bless you. "  Dot H., 89, had her wish for a birthday lunch with her friends at Perkins granted.