Internet’s coolest grandma parties in Vegas for 103rd birthday


The Internet’s favorite grandma is in town this weekend to celebrate her 103rd birthday.

Seattle resident Hilda Evelyn Kottman took the Internet by storm last year when photos of her birthday escapades became popular on Reddit. She came to be known as the “Internet Grandma” after taking to Reddit to talk about the life she’s lived.

Kottman talked about how at 9 years old, she stole a Model T with her 6-year-old brother to go for a joyride. On her last birthday, she got her first tattoo and promised that this year, the destination would be Las Vegas.

Las Vegas officials arranged the arrival of a lifetime for Kottman, who was greeted at the airport by showgirls and dancers from Thunder Down Under. Kottman tweeted her arrival and birthday celebrations throughout this weekend using the handle @grannyvegas and posted photos of herself painting with dolphins at the Mirage and partying at a Thunder Down Under show on Facebook.

Contact Stephanie Grimes at sgrimes@reviewjournal.com. Find her on Twitter: @stephgrimes

 

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