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Two Women in Iceland Turn 100

Two Icelandic women, Jóhanna Gudrídur Kristjánsdóttir from Patreksfjördur in the West Fjords and Ragna Sigurbjörg Gudmundsdóttir Norddahl from Hafnarfjördur, outside Reykjavík, celebrated their 100th birthdays yesterday, on May 7.

Kristjánsdóttir was born on the farm Kirkjuból in Bjarnardalur valley in Önundarfjördur fjord where she lived until she turned 95 in 2003. Then she moved to her daughter’s in Patreksfjördur, ruv.is reports.

Kristjánsdóttir currently resides at the local hospital. She is in fairly good health, except for failing hearing and eyesight.

Kristjánsdóttir is an honorary member of the Mosvallahreppur Sorority and the Association of Westfjordian Women. The sorority members in Önundarfjördur celebrated the birthday girl with coffee and cakes yesterday.

Norddahl was born on the farm Geitháls in Mosfellshreppur district in the capital region. She studied nursing in Denmark and served with the Danish Red Cross in World War II between 1943 and 1946. She currently lives at Hrafnista, a retirement home in Hafnarfjördur.

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