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Verneil Thompson of Alexandria (middle) shares her June 27th birthday with three of her family members, all from different generations: (left to right) her grandson, Mitchell Thompson; her great-grandson, Griffin Gregoire; and her son, Grant Thompson. (Contributed)

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Alexandria resident Verneil Thompson’s June 27th birthday is unique. No, it’s not the year, not the month, not even the day. It’s the fact that she shares the birthday with her son, Grant Thompson; her grandson, Mitchell Thompson; and her great-grandson, Griffin Gregoire.


It was a surprise when Verneil’s son, Grant, arrived on her birthday, as women weren’t typically given a due date at the time. Not only that, but he was born on her golden birthday.

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Jessica Sly
Jessica Sly has been working as a content writer at the Echo Press since May 2012, contributing, proofreading and editing content for both the Echo and Osakis Review. A Wadena native, she graduated from Verndale High School in 2009 and worked that summer at the Wadena Pioneer Journal as an intern reporter. She attended Northwestern College in St. Paul (now the University of Northwestern - St. Paul), where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in writing and a minor in Bible. In her spare time, she enjoys playing the piano (and learning the violin), reading, writing novels, going to the movies, and exploring Alexandria.
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