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One active 100-year-old

Monday, April 26, 2010

Abby Nelson and great-grandma Phoebe Mummert
Phoebe Mummert of Cherokee celebrated her 100th birthday on Wednesday, but you'd never know she had reached centenarian status. Phoebe celebrated in her usual way - by staying active. She has served as a volunteer for 14 years now, and Wednesday afternoon she called a bingo game for the residents at Cherokee Villa., and then everyone sang "Happy Birthday" to Phoebe. Many of her family members were present for the occasion, too, including great-granddaughter Abby Nelson, pictured here with her great-grandmother, who, when asked what her secret to longevity was, said, "There's no secret ... Just live." Then, with a twinkle in her eye she added, "Drink, smoke, swear ..."

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