Most of the things you know about the last century, you probably learned in a textbook, but this D.C. woman actually lived through them.

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

She grew up in Charles County, Maryland and moved to the District in the 1940s.

Over the weekend, her family plans to celebrate with a party at Golden Corral in Largo, Maryland.

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