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By Will Fritz
Staff Writer 

Friends, neighbors, North County Fire wish John Blatchley a happy 100th birthday


Last updated 4/9/2020 at 1:59am

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John and Beverly Blatchley watch as neighbors, friends, and fire and paramedic vehicles come by their Fallbrook home to wish John a happy 100th birthday, April 5.

News has been quite bleak lately. Stores have been cleaned out of toilet paper, and people are stuck inside their homes trying to avoid coming into contact with an invisible, deadly enemy.

So, Sunday morning was, for friends and family of John Blatchley, perhaps a welcome reprieve from the doom and gloom.

That's because Mr. Blatchley, a longtime Fallbrook resident, was celebrating his 100th birthday.

He, his wife and other family members waited on their front lawn for friends and neighbors to show up and give their good wishes. It wasn't just friends and neighbors, though; firefighters and...

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