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Family of 105-Year-Old Holds Birthday Gathering Outside Nursing Home Window

April 5, 2020

About 20 family members showed up with signs and balloons outside a nursing home in Dalton, Massachusetts to celebrate the birthday of Lily Watkins this weekend as she turned 105.

Visitors aren’t allowed inside the building because of the coronavirus emergency, so the family members gathered outside the nursing home’s metal gate, while Watkins stayed on the other side, according to the Berkshire Eagle.

Not being able to give her a hug was hard for the relatives, and Watkins got a tear in her eye when the family began saying goodbye, according to the Berkshire Eagle.

The social-distance birthday party took place Saturday, April 4.



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