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Grandma Wows Army Of Fans With Incredible 98th Birthday Pics, Proves Age Is Just a Number
October 20, 2017 10:12
They say you're only as old as you feel and if that's the case, then, in our opinion, this lady is not a day over 40. Despite the fact that she has been around for almost a century, she still knows how to have a good time.
For her 98th birthday, Gladys Weikle decided she was going to pull out all the stops. Her 29-year-old granddaughter, Shannon and Cara McGilvrey, one of the local photographers set up the most amazing photo shoot in celebration of Gladys' big day.
Gladys and the duo did not hold back on the birthday shoot, which featured confetti, a lovely cake, balloons, her adorable tutu and Prosecco.
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Cara, who set up the photo shoot at a park, incorporated a mixture of blue, purple and pink as the colours of the day. In one sweet shot, Gladys lifted her ombre cake to lick the icing and you can tell that she simply had a blast.
Speaking to Buzzfeed, Gladys admitted that she was a little hesitant at first.
I thought these are just two kids and they want me to do these stupid things and I've got nothing else do to.
But Gladys soon got into the groove of things. In fact, according to Cara, the 98-year-old woman was told she could pretend to sip the Prosecco through a straw for the pictures but, she "looked at me like I just suggested something completely absurd and she just started sipping away while laughing!"
Gladys ended up having a lot of fun and even enjoyed the cake so much, she could have eaten it all. Clearly, it turned out to be a special day that neither she nor Shannon will forget.
"I will treasure these forever because they capture her spirit so perfectly," Gladys' granddaughter said.
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One of the best things about the pictures is seeing the older woman's face light up throughout. You can tell this meant a lot to her and letting loose at that age has got to be good for the soul. Happy birthday, Gladys.