Posts Tagged 'centenarian'
Tags: 100 year old, advice, Amelia Harper, centenarian, Cliff Crozier, England, Harry Lauder, John Denerley, life lesson, longevity, positive attitude, UK
Tags: 100 years old, 100th Birthday, 1916, Bernice Grimes Underwood, centenarian, Gladys Ware Butler, Leona Barnes, lifelong friends, milestone birthday, Ruth Chatman Hammett, Washington DC
It’s not every day that someone turns 100 years old. And it’s really not every day that three childhood best friends hit the centenarian mark together. On Saturday, three D.C. women, best friends for nearly a century, celebrated reaching triple digits during a ceremony at Zion Baptist Church in the 16th Street Heights neighborhood of Northwest Washington — the church they have all regularly attended since childhood. They were all born in June or July of 1916. They had hoped a fourth close friend, Leona Barnes, would be able to take part in the festivities, but she died in May, two months shy of her 100th birthday. The ceremony paid tribute to Barnes, and a large portrait of her sat on the church bench beside her friends throughout the 90-minute service.
Tags: 100 years old, adage, advice, centenarian, clean living, grandma, grandpa, grandparent, healthy life, longevity, oldster, senior citizen, wisdom
Mental_floss published an excellent collection of advice obtained from several centenarians about how to live a long life. My favorite is “Try not to eat anything that’s healthy. It’s true. I eat whatever I want. The secret to longevity is ice cream.”; of course that is contradicted by someone else with “Mind your own business, and don’t eat junk food.”