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Topeka centenarian, Gerry Donahue, plans flight, drive in a convertible to celebrate 100th birthday

Gerry Donahue plans to celebrate her 100th birthday in style Saturday.

Her son, Dennis Donahue, 75, will take her flying in his airplane in the morning, then for a drive in a 1970 Oldsmobile 98 convertible in the afternoon. Of course, she has done both of those things before.

“I’ve flown with Denny a lot,” Gerry Donahue said Thursday. “He’s an excellent pilot. I wouldn’t fly with him if he weren’t.”

In fact, he took her for a ride in his plane on his 75th birthday in April. But she hasn’t ridden in a convertible for ages, she said.

Gerry Donahue, seated, and her son, Dennis Donahue, stand beside his plane Thursday afternoon outside a hangar at Forbes Field. They will celebrate Gerry Donahue’s 100th birthday Saturday with a flight and a drive in a convertible.

http://cjonline.com/news/local/good-news/2017-08-25/topeka-centenarian-plans-flight-drive-convertible-celebrate-100th

Gerry Donahue plans to celebrate her 100th birthday in style Saturday.

Her son, Dennis Donahue, 75, will take her flying in his airplane in the morning, then for a drive in a 1970 Oldsmobile 98 convertible in the afternoon. Of course, she has done both of those things before.

“I’ve flown with Denny a lot,” Gerry Donahue said Thursday. “He’s an excellent pilot. I wouldn’t fly with him if he weren’t.”

In fact, he took her for a ride in his plane on his 75th birthday in April. But she hasn’t ridden in a convertible for ages, she said.

Gerry Donahue, seated, and her son, Dennis Donahue, stand beside his plane Thursday afternoon outside a hangar at Forbes Field. They will celebrate Gerry Donahue’s 100th birthday Saturday with a flight and a drive in a convertible.

http://cjonline.com/news/local/good-news/2017-08-25/topeka-centenarian-plans-flight-drive-convertible-celebrate-100th

24.09.2017