Menlo Park: Celebrating her 101st birthday at Facebook


Longtime Menlo Park resident Willie Mae Jones celebrated her 101st birthday recently by spending a day at Facebook's campus with her great-granddaughter, Keyanna Adger, who recently started working at Facebook.

Ms. Jones, who has lived in Menlo Park since 1950, received a campus tour, was sung "Happy Birthday" by Facebook employees, ate lunch, experienced an Oculus virtual reality demonstration and met Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer.

The visit was on Aug. 30, six days after her 101st birthday.

There were five generations of women in Ms. Jones' family present at Facebook that day, according to a Facebook post by Ms. Sandberg. She said that when she asked Ms. Jones for tips on living to be over 100, Ms. Jones said that she exercises daily, gardens and surrounds herself with family.


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a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Sep 8, 2016 at 2:23 pm

Facebook's shameless PR machine is clearly in full swing. These photos seek to alter community perception of Facebook's true impact on the community. Where are the photos of people in tears, packing up boxes as they are forced to leave their home because they no longer can afford to live here? Where are the photos of Facebook generating traffic gridlock? Facebook's negative impacts aren't easily captured photo opps are they?

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