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100 beautiful years

Friday, March 25, 2011

Fern Mohler, who turns 100 years old today, sits in the chair to get her hair styled by Stephanie at Asbury Towers. B.J. Vargas, Asbury Towers social service director, sits on the left. [Order this photo]
Fern Mohler has been waiting behind several other people for her turn at the "beauty shop" in Asbury Towers on Thursday. Mohler has to get ready for the visitors she will receive this weekend. Relatives from Arizona, California and Indiana are coming to Asbury Towers to celebrate her 100th birthday.

Mohler has been living at the towers for almost five years. An Indiana native, she has lived in California, Texas and Arizona at different points in her life. Mohler said she needed to get her hair and nails done before the big event, and the beauty shop was happy to oblige.

"I can hardly wait!" Mohler exclaimed.

Mohler will have a packed schedule for the next few days. She will be having a birthday lunch with her family, including her son John, and dining at the Putnam Inn on Saturday.

B.J. Vargas, social services director, said Mohler is a resident that still remains very active. She still does her own laundry despite the complimentary services.

"She's very opinionated," Vargas said. "She knows what she wants and she'll tell you."

Mohler's son also stopped by and helped pick out three new outfits for his mother to wear for the weekend. With about 30 people coming to all the festivites, Mohler wants to look her best no matter what.

"He's a wonderful child," Mohler said proudly.

Mohler will also be meeting some relatives she has never met before. Many live in Arizona and California and despite being long-lived, she hasn't met them all.

Regardless, she doesn't expect to do much work during the weekend and is looking forward to the pampering and enjoyable celebration.

"I'm not going to do anything," Mohler said with a smile. "I'm just going to let the company come to me."

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