Rockford woman celebrates 100th birthday

A Rockford woman celebrated her 100th birthday Monday.

Independence Village retirement home held a surprise birthday party for Leta Griffin Monday, Griffin turned 100 on Sunday.

Independence Village surprised Griffin with ice cream and guests to celebrate.

Griffin says it is an occasion that she never really thought about.

"I tell everyone that up until a year ago, I didn’t really think about my hundredth birthday," she said with a chuckle. "Now that everyone is reminding me, I’ll think about it a little more."

Griffin says just "living her life" helped her reach the century mark.

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