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Photo provided The Crocker family of Verndale now has five living generations, and they got together on their matriarch's farm toward the end of April. From left, son John Crocker Sr., formerly of Frazee; grandson John Crocker Jr., formerly of Becker; great-great-grandson Trevor Tasa, of Clearwater, Minn.; great-granddaughter Sarah (Crocker) Tasa, of Clearwater, Minn. and 96-year-old Emily Crocker. Emily has been in the area all her life and still lives on the farm on her own.

Five generations celebrate Mother's Day

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Emily Crocker of Verndale is the matriarch of five generations this Mother's Day.

When Sarah (Crocker) Tasa's son Trevor was born several months ago, Emily became a great-great-grandmother.

And John Crocker, Sr. knows what it is like to be 77 years old and still receiving birthday cards and phone calls from his mom.

Emily is 96 years old and has eight children, 25 grandchildren and 46 great-grandchildren in addition to the new great-great-grandson.

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