There is no doubt that it takes an amazing woman to live a life that spans over a century. She was born in 1904. That is hard to fathom. She has virtually witnessed every single milestone of the modern world. She is a strong woman with an amazing energy and love for life- and she is still going strong. She shared with all of us a few secrets to her longevity and I wanted to share them with all of you.
How to live to be 104, according to Aunt Irene-
1- Love God.
1- Love God.
2- Love life and choose to be happy.
3. Eat tomatoes.
Without a doubt the first two are important, but when I heard the third one I could not help but smile. Apparently she eats tomatoes every single day- all the time. Isn't that funny? Hey, it's worth a try, right? My mom tells me that she ate ham everyday up into her 90s. I think there is something to say for a hardy, fresh country diet. Throw in decades and decades of hard work and good character and next thing you know, 104.
Here are some pictures of Aunt Irene and her birthday party. She's by far the oldest person I have every had the honor of knowing. She's an inspiration...
I'll show you more pictures from our trip later this week. I hope everyone has a wonderful Monday- oh it got here so fast.