Published On: Thu, Jul 22nd, 2021

Seal Beach Centenarian Celebrates a Lifetime of History-Making Moments

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When 104-year-old Cliff Pedersen was born, Woodrow Wilson was president and women had yet to have the right to cast their vote. The spry Seal Beach, Calif. war veteran is a walking chronicle of information and experience, a man who has witnessed a lifetime of the tragedies and triumphs that make for a breathtaking compilation of history-making moments that have come to define the world we know today. Pedersen was celebrated July 21 during a birthday party thrown by his friends at Easterseals Southern California’s new Senior Day Services Center in Brea, where he spends two days a week. He helps lead weekly exercise classes, dancing, and even organized a beer tasting this past April for National Beer Day—his favorite brew is Allagash—during which he danced the “Beer Barrel Polka.” Although he’s entered the triple-digits, Pederson’s not finished yet; he still has a bucket list.  A lot has happened in …

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