Sections

Weather Forecast

Close
Advertisement
Jennifer Hams, director of social services and activities at the Good Samaritan Center in Barnesville, wishes Gifford Wermager a happy 105th birthday Monday. David Samson / The Forum

Nursing home celebrates 105th birthday of 'stubborn Norwegian'

Email News Alerts

After 105 years, Gifford Wermager has found the secret to a long life: brandy.

The longtime Barnesville resident drinks two ounces of brandy a day - doctor's orders.

Advertisement

"So, that's how it's been going," he says.

Monday was Gifford's birthday. But because the "stubborn Norwegian" has outlived most family and friends, his nursing home came together - sans alcohol - to throw him a party.

Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet? https://secure.forumcomm.com/?publisher_ID=40&event=subscriber/lookup.

You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us at subscriberservices@forumcomm.com and we can help you.

Advertisement
Advertisement