CORNING, Calif. - A Paradise woman turned 100 years old on Saturday, a woman who has lived in Texas, San Bernardino, San Jose, Redding and Paradise.
Edith Tomasi was born on August 11, 1918, in central Texas and decided to move to California with her then-husband of 40 years on a freight train during the Great Depression.
Tomasi was apparently caring her 3-month-old baby during the week-long train ride and has adapted to living in California almost all her life.
She had nine children, at least 30 grandchildren and numerous great, great-grandchildren.
Many of her family members celebrated the milestone at Rolling Hills Casino for a “stay-cation” in Corning, so that she can test her luck at the slot machines.
She told Action News Now how grateful she is for her family and spilled the secret to a long and happy life.
“To tell you the truth I don't know I guess I’ve never had a serious illness, I’ve never had surgery. God's been very good to me and my family so far,” Tomasi said.
She has lived in Paradise for about two years and she enjoys the area very much, according to family members.