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By Dallas Smith

Advice from 100 year-old, "get an education"


Dallas Smith

Centenarian: 100-year old Margie Hammargren will celebrate her 101st birthday Sunday, Sept. 1.

Margie Hammargren is an extraordinary woman, her adventures range from sailing on oil rigs with her Papa to being in the CIA. Hammargren is now 100 years old and is preparing to celebrate her 101st birthday on Sept. 1, 2013. And though Hammargren has lost her husband and has a century under her belt she is an inspiration to those around her; she still has her brain, her spunk, and a great sense of humor.

Hammargren was born in Tracyton, Wash., near Bremerton on Puget Sound but later moved to New Orleans, La., with her Papa. Hammargren lived with her Papa in New Orleans while her brother and mother lived together elsewhere. Her Papa worked on oil rigs and she would sail on them with him on...

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