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Down on the Farm: The secret to longevity

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My great-aunt Olive turned 100 years-old last week. It is difficult to imagine that she was born in 1911, before the start of World War I.


Aunt Olive remembers seeing Charles Lindbergh fly over on a barnstorming tour. She remembers seeing her first car. She remembers when women were finally given the right to vote in 1919.

Others of her memories might seem strange to people born later: Olive remembers the first woman in the neighborhood to purchase a purse.

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