104 and just getting started

Photo by Deanna NeviusLaverne Requarth, who just celebrated her 104th birthday, moved to Brookdale/Sunwest in Hemet on December of 2004. ■ By Rusty Strait / Senior Reporter A couple of days ago I sat down for lunch with a lovely young lady and helped her and her friends celebrate her 104th birthday at Brookdale Sunwest assisted living in Hemet. It was a blissfully sunny afternoon and the warmth from outside filtered in through dining room windows, encompassing the cheerful event dedicated to Laverne Requarth and her day. Perhaps her hearing is a tad diminished but she is as bright and alert as a 100-watt light bulb, beaming and enjoying all the

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