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A Special Request for a 105th Birthday


If you ask around about Ivan Sutton, youll probably hear that he has a good sense of humor, or like his daughter Pauline Walton say "Oh he's a jokester he likes to joke with people!"
In fact, he proved his sense of humor to us in no time. Time is something that Ivan is familiar with, as next week he celebrates his 105th birthday. And in those 105 years, he's done a lot.
He took his first airplane ride when he was 100, he really liked that, he wanted to jump and I thought, 'hey let's wait on that' Walton said while laughing.
When people ask him what his secret is to a long life, he says faith in god, and a good breakfast of
oatmeal, a slice of bread with peanut butter on it, and orange juice.
Even though he's experienced more than most people ever will, some things today can still puzzle Ivan
like electronics, Computers? Thats something I don't know a thing about" Sutton admits.
An Iowa farm boy at heart, he finds a way to keep busy, especially when its nice outside. Walton says he enjoys the warm months, "in the summertime he'll go out and sit on our deck, and ride his exercise bike, walk down to the garden and watch my husband work in it.
 If you're wondering what he's up to these days, he'll jokingly tell you he's a retired FBI...Sutton explains, "a Farm Boy from Iowa"
And when we asked Ivan the question on everyone's mind, does he think he can blow out 105 candles? He laughed and said, I don't knowbut Ill try!

If you want to give Ivan a special birthday greeting, send it to this address:
Ivan Sutton c/o Pauline
2301 Grant Ave.
Independence, IA 50644


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