Paulina de Leon produced a small framed document from her purse. Slightly yellowed, the piece of paper dated back to September 1922 – her birth certificate.

She likes to carry it around, according to her niece.

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Paulina de Leon reads information from her birth certificate, which she took with her to a party Friday celebrating her 100th birthday.


Senior Center Director Arnold Montiel presents a cake celebrating Paulina de Leon’s 100th birthday.


Guests clap along to music.

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