by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL
Mary Carpenter received so many cards in celebration of her 106th birthday, she has yet to find the time to open and read them all. The cards were an outpouring of love and best wishes from the Rockford community and her Rockford United Methodist Church family.
Best of all, an anonymous good Samaritan dropped off an autographed Tiger baseball to the Bishop Hills Elder Care Community office, where Mary resides. Mary, the oldest-known living Tiger fan, couldn’t have been happier.
Mary asked us to thank all of the many well-wishers who sent cards and flowers. Squire readers are the best!