Smalls Celebrates 100th Birthday
Mary Smalls, a resident at Bezalel Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Far Rockaway, turned 100 on September 26. She is the oldest surviving sibling in her family. Born on September 26, 1906 in Pennsylvania, Smalls moved to New York and worked in a hospital nursery as a baby nurse for many years. She lived in Harlem until relocating to Bezalel two years ago.