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Never too late to celebrate

When Howard and Verel Towell of Harper eloped 78 years ago, she was just 17.

Asked by the clerk if she was a legal 18, Verel considered and asserted that yes, she was.

It wasn’t really a fib, she recently told Nancy McNitt at Brookdale Senior Living in Ontario – she was just counting from a different starting point, the day of birth rather than her . . .

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