California woman celebrates 107th birthday

A California woman is celebrating her 107th birthday on Friday.
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A California woman is celebrating her 107th birthday on Friday.

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It’s time for Idabelle Shields to grow up. After all, she turned 107 on Friday.

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"(Friday) I'll no longer be young," Shields told KSBY. "I'll be 107."

Shields, who was born Aug. 24, 1911, celebrated her birthday one day early at the Casa de Flores home in Morro, California.

According to The Monday Club of San Luis Obispo, Shields was adopted by an aunt and uncle after her parents drowned. She would graduate with an English degree from UCLA in 1934 and married Jack Conroy. They had two sons. Widowed in 1976, Idabelle married Robert Shields in 1978. She was widowed again 10 years later, according to the website.

In 2017, Shields said the key to a long life is to "have fun as you go along," KSBY reported.

“When you're old, you have dreams, and you dream only the funny things that you did," she told the television station.

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