DANVILLE -- Clara Beaton has this birthday thing down pat. After 107 of them, she has had a lot of practice.
Beaton's 107th birthday was Thursday, Aug. 30. She celebrated with cake, music and her favorite -- a box of See's Candies -- with friends and family at her home at Sunrise of Danville Senior Living Community.
Born in South Dakota in 1905. Some of her fondest memories involve growing up on a farm, but has lived in the Bay Area for more than 70 years.
Through her years, Beaton has been a housewife, secretary and a seamstress. She has done volunteer work and also was a chairperson for various groups, including a women' club and a gardening club.