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Lufkin family celebrates 6 generations

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Turning 95 is a huge milestone for anyone, but when it allows you to meet your great-great-great granddaughter, it's cause for big celebration.

Family matriarch Pearl Marlin was ecstatic to meet the new edition that made their fifth generation family into a sixth.

"It was enormous. It was so wonderful to be with the family today, especially our little girl," said Marlin.

"It's just it's really special, you know it's been a special day, it's been emotional," said Marlin's great-granddaughter Dianne Flowers.

When the family made it five generations 20 years ago, they had a good feeling they would make it to six.

 What's the secret behind making it to 95 years?

"There's no secret, I'm just here," Marlin joked.

In her lifetime, she's has seen a lot, including 17 different Presidents at the White House and 19 Texas Governors.

"Never in a million years did i ever thing I'd live this long," Marlin said.

Marlin's long life has inspired her family.

"I'm going to make it to 95 and look just as good as grandma," Flowers joked.

The family had professional pictures made to commemorate the special occasion.
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