Va. Beach woman celebrates 100th birthday in quarantine

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — After living through three previous pandemics, Callie “Granny” Buck didn’t think this was how she would be spending her 100th birthday.

Granny was born in Pitt County, North Carolina in 1920.

Her birthday would normally be spent dockside at an oyster bar in Elizabeth City, but this year she was anchored at home due to coronavirus concerns.

Determined to make her 100th birthday a success, family members planned a surprise.

Although she is a Virginia Beach resident, she is currently staying with her son and daughter at their Chesapeake home. The remaining family decided to decorate the yard and sing her birthday tune from a safe distance.

Grandchildren and great-grandchildren stood in the street to take photos but didn’t leave her without a birthday present.

They came bearing gifts ranging from a birthday cake to oysters from her favorite restaurant!

Happy Birthday, Granny!


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