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Sisters-in-law Alyce and Ruth Ferrell, both turning 90 this month, were classmates at Driftwood


Left: Saturday Alyce Ferrell of Kiowa celebrated her 90th birthday with a drive-by honk parade surrounded by family and friends at a social distance of course. Saying she never wore hats, she agreed to wear this silly one for a few minutes that was covered with Happy 90th Birthday wishes. Right: On a happier day, Burlington woman Ruth Ferrell was photographed. Her 90th birthday is May 31 – in the same month that her longtime sister-in-law Alyce Ferrell also turns 90. In poor health now, Ruth has round-the-clock care at her home and is beloved by a large family and friends.

It's a small world for sure. What are the odds that a girl raised in Wyoming and another girl raised in Driftwood, Oklahoma, would be graduates together at Driftwood High School; become sister-in-laws and be married to those brothers and each couple celebrate wedding anniversaries over 50 years; and both women have 90th birthdays in May of 2020?

Well, Alyce Ferrell of Kiowa, Kansas, and Ruth Ferrell of Burlington did it. As high school classmates they probably never dreamed this would happen or that their 90th birthday celebrations/receptions could not be in their churches with family and f...

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