West Virginia native celebrates 105th birthday

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BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (WVVA) - Pualine “Polly” Welch of Lewisburg, W.Va celebrated different momentous day with friends and household today.

Born connected January 6, 1917, Polly has lived done WWI and II, the Spanish flu, galore antithetic presidencies, and galore much large events. Today, she celebrated different large milestone.

Surrounded by friends and family, Polly celebrated her 105th birthday. " She’s got a peculiar barroom due to the fact that she collected frogs each those years agone and it’s got small frogs connected it and its a beauteous small cake,” said Pollys girl Betty. “We ever bask celebrations, but this 1 is special. It’s existent amazing, we’re elated she’s lived this magnitude of time.”

Betty besides told america that her parent has peculiar covering for her day each year. She wears a day shirt, this twelvemonth her garment said “105 by his astonishing grace” which Betty says matches her moms favourite opus “Amazing Grace.”

Betty said her ma talks astir her beingness and however she was calved adjacent Quinwood and was the mediate kid retired of six. Polly grew up connected a workplace successful a location that her household built, she adjacent would speech astir however it had indoor plumbing.

When she started to task out, she decided she wanted to commencement a household of her own. Betty said that for her mom, household has ever been her foundation. Over the years Polly’s household has grown, 2 children, 6 expansive children, 8 great-grandchildren, and 1 large great grandchild.

Before ending our Facetime call, Polly received a peculiar day astonishment from Senator Joe Manchin; “Hello! I’m United States Senator Joe Manchin, and connected behalf of each the citizens of the upland state, I’d similar to privation Miss Pauline, but arsenic everyone knows her, Polly Welch of Lewisburg a blessed 105th birthday. Polly, arsenic each of your household and friends grant you, I cognize this volition beryllium a astir memorable occasion.”

Happy Birthday Polly, from each of america present astatine WVVA!

Pauline "Polly" Welch

Pauline "Polly" Welch(WVVA)

Pauline "Polly" Welch

Pauline "Polly" Welch(WVVA)

Pauline "Polly" Welch

Pauline "Polly" Welch(WVVA)

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