Photos by Ted Lohr
Robings Manor Nursing Home in Brighton was abuzz Sunday as Golda Whipple (left) celebrated her 99th birthday with family and close friends, including granddaughter Debbie Kalist, lifelong friend Dixie Dykeman, granddaughter Dené Sandidge and daughter Sheri Sandidge. Born in Shawneetown Sept. 20, 1916, Whipple married the late Dennis Whipple in 1936. A retired beautician, Golda enjoys quilting, baking, sewing and rag dolls. She has eight daughters, 21 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren.