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Photo Gallery | Maryland Woman Turns 105 Tomorrow

Earlier today I posted a photo gallery of Mariah Carey through the years, celebrating the singer’s 42nd birthday, and now it’s time to deliver another birthday announcement, one that is far more special to me.

Tomorrow, March 28, 2012, Gaynell Schenk of Landover Hills, Md. will turn 105.



According Gaynell’s grandson, Kevin Schenk, his “Grammy” was born in Hagerstown, Md. in 1907.  She is the lone survivor of her six siblings. 

She received her nursing degree from Lankenau Hospital in Philadelphia, and then, in 1947, she moved to Landover Hills with her husband Louis and her three sons, Ron, Lynn, and Darryl.

She still owns the same house the family moved into in 1947.  Gaynell and her husband were two of the original founding members of Ascension Lutheran Church in Landover Hills.

These days, Gaynell stays with each of her three boys and their families in rotation.

Take a look at the photos from Gaynell’s birthday celebration at her church this past Sunday.

It is my absolute pleasure, on behalf of the entire Channel 9 family, to wish Gaynell Schenk of Landover Hills an incredible 105th birthday.

What an inspiration: If my Mama lives nearly as long as Ms. Schenk, I’ll be one happy son.

HAPPY 105!