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Two world wars and a few financial crises later, Ola Snell is still smiling at 103

Posted at 5:02 PM, Apr 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-19 17:06:28-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Ola Snell is going into the 103rd year of life dancing and singing.

"I just wake up one day say thank you Jesus and keep going," Ola Snell of Buffalo said.

Snell has seen a lot in her more than 100 years of life. She said nothing compares to the joy of raising her foster children.

"Kinda like a puppy you get 'em and you hug 'em and you feed 'em and you bathe and you fall in love with them and don’t want to let them go," she said.

Family and friends lined up to take photos with her. Snell even had one of her favorite meals: hot dogs and loganberry.

7 Eyewitness News reporter James Groh caught up with her at the birthday party. You can watch it above.