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100-year-old woman returns to childhood home

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- It's a chance to walk down memory lane in a home that holds treasured memories.

Barbara Hanlon.

Nearly 101 year-old Barbara Hanlon is the daughter of Dr. William Benedict, a top ophthalmologist at Mayo Clinic in the mid 1900s.

The once "Pill Hill" kid was given the opportunity to go back the home she grew up in 65 years later.

Barbara and her family. She is standing on the right of the photo.

This centenarian could remember the wonderful memories she had there with her family, this time joined with three generations.

After finishing her early education in the MedCity, Hanlon followed in her families foot steps as she attended the University of Michigan where she majored in biology.

In 1944, she joined the Red Cross to do her part in the war.

Once she was back in Rochester, she married Dr. David Hanlon in 1948. They had two children, John and Nancy.

Barbara now spends her days at Charter House- Mayo Clinic Retirement Living, enjoying her life and spending time with family.

When asked how her upbringing was, she responded, "I just can't imagine a better place to grow up. It was wonderful."

The home she grew up in is on the market, and listed as "bucket-list houses" in Rochester.

Ubah Ali

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