102nd Birthday Celebration


MONDAY WILL BE WINDY, 30-MILE- AN-HOUR GUSTS. HOW ABOUT THAT? A LOCAL WOMAN IS CELEBRATING A BIG BIRTHDAY TODAY. JULISSA ORTIZ IS TAKING A BREAK FROM THE VALENTINE’S DAY MADNESS TO MEET THIS YOUNG LADY. Reporter: NOT ONLY IS IT VALENTINE’S DAY BUT IT’S ALSO A SPECIAL DAY FOR THIS QUEEN RIGHT HERE. I LOVE IT, SHE’S GOT HER FLOWER CROWN ON. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I WOULD LIKE TO INTRODUCE YOU TO MY NEW FRIEND, GLAD O’LA. AS YOU CAN TELL, IT’S ALSO HER FAVORITE FLOWER. SHE’S 102 YEARS YOUNG. SHE’S FABULOUS. Reporter: DOESN’T SHE LOOK FABULOUS? HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU. THANK YOU FOR LETTING US SHARE THIS DAY WITH YOU. YOU LOOK RADIANT IN YOUR PINK. SHE’S LIVED A WONDERFUL LIFE, AND YOU CAN TELL. LOOK AT ALL THE FOLKS HERE TO CELEBRATE HER SPECIAL DAY. IT’S STANDING ROOM ONLY UP IN HERE. AND WE’VE GOT FIVE GENERATIONS RIGHT HERE ON THIS COUCH. THERE ARE LIKE TICKETS TO GET ON THIS COUCH. THAT’S HOW SPECIAL IT IS. I JUST MOSESY UP IN HERE. THIS IS JEAN, AND SHE’S GOT HER DAUGHTER. THIS IS TINA, DOREEN. Reporter: AND WE MET HER AT THE FLOWER SHOP. SHE’S THE ONE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL THIS. SO MUCH LOVE IN THIS ROOM. I NEED TO KNOW, HAVE YOU LIVED IN SACRAMENTO ALL YOUR LIFE? YOUR HOME IS VIRGINIA? YES. Reporter: AND SHE TOLD ME SHE WAS KIDNAPPED. WHO KIDNAPPED YOU? MY GRANDSON AND GRANDDAUGHTER. Reporter: MY GOODNESS. YOU’RE HAPPY HERE WITH YOUR FAMILY? YEAH, I LOVE THEM. THEY’RE VERY NICE TO ME, MY DAUGHTER AND EVERYBODY. Reporter: IF THEY’RE NOT, YOU TELL ME. I KNOW PEOPLE. IF THEY’RE NOT NICE TO ME, I LET THEM KNOW. Reporter: WHAT HAS BEEN THE SECRET TO A LONG AND HAPPY AND HEALTHY LIFE? JUST BEING A CHRISTIAN AND SERVING GOD, AND TRYING TO DO PEOPLE RIGHT. I LOVE HELPING PEOPLE. Reporter: YOU GOING TO CELEBRATE THE BIG BIRTHDAY? YES, I AM. BIGGEST ONE I’VE HAD. Reporter: I LOVE IT.

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