Tuesday, April 29, 2014



to Mary Maresh of Caldwell, Texas, who celebrated her 105th birthday Monday April 28.

Her long life makes her special, but so does the fact that, at age two, she rode the Orphan Train from New York to Texas. There a loving family adopted her.

Latest statistics imply that as many as 400,000 children rode the trains to almost every state in the Union. Today, it's estimated that fewer than 50 of those children remain alive.

So Mary Maresh is also to be congratulated for being a member of that diminishing group.

from Marilyn June Coffey, MAIL-ORDER KID

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