Helen Young is 98-years-old, but she's hit the 100 mark in another way with 100 grandchildren.


MANTECA, Calif. -- Helen Young is just shy of the century mark at 98 years old, but she's hit the 100 mark in another way: 100 grandkids.

The count: 24 grandchildren, 57 great-grandchildren, and 19 great-great-grandchildren. Soon, No. 101 will be arriving.

Young, who lives with her daughter Carole Delmanowski in Manteca, was with her grandson and his three sons for Christmas Eve dinner this year.

Young said she counts herself lucky to have so many grandchildren and that it's a special love a grandmother shares.

Her story is truly one of a a family tree blooming with its many branches, limbs and leaves.