On Jan. 26, 1911 Glen Curtiss demonstrated the first amphibian aeroplane; on Feb. 17, 1911 Charles Kettering introduced the first electrical ignition system for automobiles, and installed it in a Cadillac; and just two days later on Feb. 19, 1911 Jose and Victoria Acevedo of Hato Tejas, Puerto Rico, had a little girl, who grew up to be our very own Standing O pal, Gavina, who married Juan Galfio Guadarrama and settled here to raise their family.
Gavina marked her 101st special day at the Vandalia Senior Center with one of her grandsons Anthony and one of her three daughters, Maria, who is also a member and a host of friends. Also on hand was Congressman Ed Towns (D-Canarsie) who graciously helped Gavina blow out the candles on her pretty pink birthday cake.
Standing O wishes Gavina 101 more birthday wishes.
Vandalia Senior Center, [47 Vandalia Ave. between Pennsylvania and Louisiana avenues, in East New York, (718) 272-3905].
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