Mrs. Florance Thompson turns 106 this week

09:14 PM 18 Mar 2013 NZDT
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Although this qualifies as a news item of significance, I wanted to share this with many of my harness racing horsemen and friends.

Mrs. Florance Thompson, a resident of assisted living in Ventura, Ca., turned 106 this weekend. Yes that's right, 106.

When my wife passed some six months ago, Mrs. Thompson was among the first responders to donate to the Home Alone fund established in my wife's name at the Hudson, Ma. Amvets Post 208.

My son Jay resides in Ventura with his wife, Traci who just happens to help with many of her grandmother"s needs. Reaching 106 puts Mrs. Thompson in a class few in the country and world ever attain.

Keep going Florance from the harness racing industry and friends back East.

PLAINTALK:

Two Marlborough horsemen dislayed their cooking skills March 16 with the traditional corn-beef and cabbage meals at the Italian-American Post 45 quarters attended by a packed house.

Commander Richard Sebeika and Greg Brewster handled the cooking chores. Brewster races two horses at Plainridge and has had his training license for over 30 years, while Sebeika owned and trained race horses several years ago.

The New England Chapter of U.S. Hrness Writers will their annual meeting March 23 at the Marlborough Marriott.

Heading the agenda is the election of officers and the future of the annual awards to honorees.

The meeting will get underway at 2:30.

By Jack Ginnetti

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