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'I used to dance on my dad's feet' - a centenarian reflects

Published On: Nov 18 2013 08:15:44 PM CST
REDDING, Calif. -

Margaret Morgan of Red Bluff is getting ready to celebrate her 100th birthday next week. Margaret is also a breast cancer survivor, she beat it at the age of 94.

But that hasn’t stopped Margaret from dancing.

"I used to dance on my dad’s feet, you know how they teach you to dance, " said Margaret Morgan.

Margaret has been a part of the Bells and Bows for thirty years and will continue to do so as long as she can.

"Eight years we’ve been partners and you can’t have a better dance partner," said Margaret’s son, Roger Morgan.

Margaret was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007, when she was 94 years old.

"I  thought she was going to die, it was hard,” said Roger.

Margaret said when the doctor told her the news she wasn’t scared.

"He told me I had cancer and what did I wanna do and I said 'take it off! What is there to do!'"

Margaret said she was able to beat the illness with the care of her family and friends and said she wasn’t going to let breast cancer bring her down.

"To be able to dance with her for the first time after breast cancer and she survived it, it was fantastic," said Roger. “I never wanna let her go.”

The  mother and son duo said  they will continue to dance for the Bells and Bows as long as they can.

"I’m just so proud of her, it’s just it's really a bond, a great bond,” said Roger.

Her family will be celebrating her special day Nov. 24 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars hall in Anderson.