WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - Most of things you know about the last century, you probably learned in a textbook, but this D.C. woman actually lived through it.

Mabel Henson of D.C. was born in 1911, and on Dec. 8, she celebrates her 106 birthday.

She grew up in Charles County, Maryland and moved to the District in the 40's.

Over the weekend, her family through a party at Golden Corral in Largo, Maryland.

Her great niece, Lorraine Sands, said she enjoys watching WUSA9.

Please help us wish Ms. Mabel Henson a very special and happy birthday!