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Big Chuck

September 23, 2013

Swapping stories with a sweet centenarian

(Continued)

On Oct. 13, 2013, Marge Mathews will enjoy the blessings of the church at a Mass said with special intentions for her at St. Mary’s. If you want stop by to give her a birthday wish, well, she will be there. She has always been there. From her 1908 baptism to a celebration of her 2013 birthday. Different building, same church. It has been a long and spiritual journey for this special woman.

I asked her if she was going out after Mass.

“Probably, to one of my favorite places for a little gathering,” she said.

I asked her if she would have a cake with candles on it.

“105 candles! I don’t think they make cakes that big,” she laughed.

I’ll catch you in two ...

“Big Chuck” D’IMPERIO can be heard on weekdays beginning at 6 a.m. on WDOS-AM 730 in Oneonta, and also on Thursday nights from 7 to 9 p.m. on WSRK-FM 103.9 for his “Oldies Jukebox Show.” You can find him on Facebook by searching “Big Chuck.” He invites you to contact him at wdosbigchuck@aol.com. His columns can be found at www.thedailystar.com/bigchuck.

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