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100-year-old Oklahoma woman celebrates 25th actual birthday on Leap Day

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Mary Lea Forsythe recently turned 100 years old, though she has only celebrated 25 birthdays as she was born on February 29th, 1924.

Due to being born on leap day, she chose other days like her sisters’ or late husband’s birthdays to celebrate.

Over 100 people attended her 100th birthday party.

“It’s very unusual,” Forsythe said.

“It was just fabulous,” she said. “Everyone was so happy to be there, and I was happy to be there. People didn’t care if they were there to celebrate my 25th birthday or 100th. I was really grateful.”

“There was punch and cake. I walked to the podium without a cane and talked for about half an hour. A reporter who came from The Leader, which is our local paper, interviewed me, and then she sent it to the Tulsa World. Then it went to the wire and now people from every state in the nation want to talk to me,” she said.

“I’m getting cards from people I don’t even know,” she added.

Forsythe grew up in Oklahoma and met her husband in high school, where they married for 69 years until his death in 2011.

They had two children, five grandchildren, and now 11 great-grandchildren. Forsythe attributes her long life to faith, never smoking or drinking, and enjoying life.

She published an inspirational book called “You Are Fantastic” based on her love of Jesus.

At 100, she remains active in her community and church. Her advice is to follow Jesus for a happy life.

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