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Old 11-06-2008, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN)
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-- Ann Nixon Cooper sits back in her dining room chair, her eyes closed tight and her lips clenched, when asked if she will attend Barack Obama's inauguration in January.

Ann Nixon Cooper was born in 1902, a time when women and black people were denied the right to vote.

"I could go and maybe would go, but I'm not looking forward to it," says the 106-year-old former socialite.
What if Obama came to her house and asked her in person to attend?
Cooper perks up and a big smile spreads across her face.
"Oh, yes, of course I'm ready to go!"
It's been a whirlwind ever since Obama mentioned the African-American centenarian in his victory speech Tuesday night.
Wow! What a great story. Imagine, a Century and all of changes one would see....
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Old 11-06-2008, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin's great north woods
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ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) Wow! What a great story. Imagine, a Century and all of changes one would see....

It really is something to think about. My wife has a co-worker who's grandfather turned 100 last weekend, and we were all talking about this same thing. We tried to make a "off the top of our head" list of everything this man has seen in his 100 years, and then put his age at the time to every event. We talked for hours and still were coming up with things days later.
Ms. Cooper's story is remarkable.
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Old 11-06-2008, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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It truly is incredible, particularly as you mentioned, when taken in the context of all that has happened and the many things we have now, that we take for granted....something as simple as a cell phone was once a marvel and a dream....now I see 8 year old kids with them...
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