UNION TOWNSHIP - Today was a very special birthday for a 103-year-old woman who has seen her share of New Jersey history.

Frances Nelson spent 101 years in the same Roselle Park home before coming to the Cornell Hall Rehab Center two years ago.

Dozens of her friends and family traveled from near and far to celebrate Tuesday.

The birthday girl was asked what the secret was to a long happy life. "I don't know, there's no secret," she says. "I don't have no secret. It's a blessing." But she says family helps. "Yeah most of my family is wonderful."

Nelson is an avid New York sports fan. Her family says she plays a mean game of cards.