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Happy 100th

Schenectady woman hits 100, credits love, fresh soup

Jessie Tooley blows out the candles on her birthday cake at her 100th birthday party at Turf Tavern in Scotia on Saturday.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
Jessie Tooley blows out the candles on her birthday cake at her 100th birthday party at Turf Tavern in Scotia on Saturday.
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It was avoiding canned soup all these years, that’s how Jessie Tooley lived to be 100 years old. Or at least that’s what she told her grandson, Raymond Young, on the day before her 100th birthday. “She said, ‘I always make my own soup because you can’t read or pronounce the name of the stuff that’s on those soup cans,’ ” said Young to a crowd of family and friends gathered at the Turf Tavern in ...

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