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Woman forced to lie about age on Facebook

Published: Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 5:30 a.m. CST

GROSSE POINTE SHORES, Mich. – Marguerite Joseph can be forgiven for lying about her age on Facebook.

The 104-year-old Michigan woman’s granddaughter said Joseph is unable to list her real age on the site.

Gail Marlow said when she tries inputting her grandmother’s birth year as 1908, Facebook changes it to 1928.

So for the past two years, the Grosse Pointe Shores centenarian has remained 99 – online, anyway.

Joseph is legally blind and can’t hear well, but Marlow reads and responds to all of her Facebook messages.

Marlow told WDIV-TV she “would love to see” Joseph’s real age on Facebook.

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