09/04/13 - 8:52pm
Fern Elam was presented with 103 multicolored roses Wednesday during a birthday party her daughter, Verda Benson, threw for her at Heritage Place in Soldotna.
But Elam’s main birthday wish came true recently when she, with assistance, rode a horse at Ridgeway Farms.
“Who is to say no to anyone at this age,” Benson said with a chuckle.
Benson said Elam had asked a Heritage Place nurse a few weeks prior to her birthday if the wish was possible.
“(Elam) said, ‘I would just love to go on a horseback ride again’,” Benson said.