Dorothy Abelovsky, a resident of The Village at Palmerton, celebrated her 89th birthday Feb. 16.
Born in Egypt, Pa., she later moved to Northampton. Dorothy was one of five children, and the only girl.
When she was 16, her brothers asked her to fill in on their baseball team as an outfielder, because they were "one man down." After the game, one of the fellows came up to her and said, "Hi Dorothy, I'm Joseph, and one day I am going to ask you to marry me." Dorothy said she gave him a look of horror.