18. March 2010 08:33
Dorothea Runstrom was born on March 16, 1910. One hundred years later to the day, her neighbors at Danish Village in Rochester Hills threw a party for her. Family and friends attended, as did Bryan K. Barnett, the mayor of Rochester Hills. Accompanied by a volunteer pianist, guests sang “Happy Birthday” and “Let Me Call You Sweetheart,” a song written in 1910. Dorothea was one of Danish Village’s first residents; she has lived there for 30 years. She’s very active in the community, volunteering in the library branch and helping to deliver Meals on Wheels. She received letters of congratulations and best wishes from Governor Jennifer Granholm and Senator Debbie Stabenow, and is awaiting one from President Obama.