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Grandchildren surprise Colorado grandmother on 100th birthday

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Posted at 12:10 PM, Mar 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-23 15:30:11-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — Although Agnes Davis had to spend her birthday in isolation, her grandchildren still drove to her home near La Junta to surprise her for her 100th birthday Monday morning.

Her daughter, Judy, said Agnes' grandchildren drove from Denver to her home with a handmade poster, yellow roses, bags of chocolate, and a bottle of wine.

"We had all these parties planned...all had to be canceled," Judy said.

Judy said Agnes was born in Oklahoma and moved to Colorado in 1946 with her husband, Cecil. She and her husband of 70 years thought it looked like paradise. Her husband passed away in 2008.

Agnes met Eleanor Roosevelt while Agnes was in high school, one of the highlights of her life, her daughter said. The top seniors were able to go see her speak during that time.

Her big birthday celebrations were canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak.

"This virus has certainly been a challenge for everyone," Judy said, but she is glad she gets to be home with her mother to take care of her.