Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Century plus 5

A day before Mother's Day, Lefteria Dhimitre was treated to a dinner at Bliss, 220 S. Broad. Why? Saturday was her birthday, her 105th birthday.

Century plus 5

Lefteria Dhimitre (right) enjoyed Saturday lunch at Bliss, 220 S. Broad, to mark her 105th birthday. Her son, Chris (center) who owns Bliss, hosted his Mom and a group of relatives and friends. Her friend Florence Moss (left) joined her at her table.  Lefteria, an emigrant from Albania,  is a long-time resident of Eddystone and received her citizenship papers in 1976, a special year.
Lefteria Dhimitre (right) enjoyed Saturday lunch at Bliss, 220 S. Broad, to mark her 105th birthday. Her son, Chris (center) who owns Bliss, hosted his Mom and a group of relatives and friends. Her friend Florence Moss (left) joined her at her table. Lefteria, an emigrant from Albania, is a long-time resident of Eddystone and received her citizenship papers in 1976, a special year.

Lefteria Dhimitre had a great day Saturday.

Her son, Chris, owner of Bliss restaurant, 220 S. Broad, invited her and a group of friends and relatives to lunch at the snazzy restaurant.

When I heard about it, I said, "Chris, shouldn't you be having her in on Sunday, Mother's Day?"

He said, "We're taking her out somewhere else on Mother's Day."

"Then what's Saturday?," I asked.

It's Lefteria's 105th birthday, and she's looking good. Lefteria has been a resident of Eddystone since she emigrated from Albania, and got her citizenship in 1976, a great year to become an American.

Chris has owned several restaurants in Philadelphia and he is popular with people who don't know any better, and that includes me.

Stu Bykofsky Daily News Columnist
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