St. Louis man celebrates 103rd birthday with family through a glass door

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. – A man living at a nursing home was not able to mark his 103rd birthday with his family. So, Jim Altadonna did the next best thing. He got a crossword puzzle out and waited by a glass door.

His daughter, Tina Altadonna Dubuque, tells FOX 2 that her siblings, Joan Pinson, Larry Altadonna, Maria Cooseman, their children, and their grandchildren all stopped by to visit today. There were a lot of people stopping to celebrate his big day and that took a while. So, Jim was able to work on the puzzle in-between visits.

The nursing home Jim stays at is like a lot of others during the coronavirus pandemic. They are not allowing visitors or gifts. But, they did supply cupcakes and a balloon to wish him a happy birthday.

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