You make me feel so young! Gertie is hoping for 108 cards to match her birthday


Gertie at 105 with Denver Broncos. (Credit: Clermont Park)

DENVER (KDVR) — Ms. Gertie Abkes of Denver was born Aug. 4, 1912, just months after the Titanic sank, and she has a special request for her 108 birthday.

Gertie would love to receive 108 birthday cards to celebrate!

Gertie Abkes hoping for 108 cards to celebrate 108 years

This avid Denver Broncos fan grew up in Iowa, played basketball in high school and worked at her father’s grocery store during the Depression. She has lived in Denver since 1942 and drove until she was 100.

Gertie survived the Spanish Flu pandemic and her great sense of humor is going strong during COVID-19.

Send birthday card to:
Gertie Abkes 
Clermont Park Life Plan Community 
2479 S. Clermont St.
Denver, CO 80222

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