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Published July 30, 2010, 06:07 PM

105-Year-Old Karlstad Woman Gets Birthday Surprise

A former school teacher from Karlstad turned 105 years old.

A former school teacher from Karlstad turned 105 years old.

Bertha Turnwall taught in Karlstad, Shelly, and Winger.

Today, to celebrate her birthday, one of her former students, Betsy Thompson, who's now 85-years-old, decided to give her a ride in a PT Cruiser. It's something Bertha has wanted to do. They made stops at Bertha's old house, her church, and the school she used to teach in.

Thompson says, “There’s nobody like Bertha. It's just an honor, just an honor, to be able to do something for her now.”

While Bertha rode in a PT Cruiser today, she says she remembers when children used to ride to school in wagon boxes.

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