My great grandmother lived to a ripe old age of 107. One thing I recall about this English woman was that she was so short that we, kids outgrew her before we got to junior high, in fact, probably more like fifth grade and none of us were tall for our age. Although, only 4' 9" or maybe, even 10" she was not to be ignored. She lived most of her years as a woman alone, having lost two husbands and one baby in her early years. This woman defined independent woman. She made fruit cakes for sell, bought property and rented it out, sold vitamins, skin products and no telling what else. She had a head for business that is for sure. I never remember her ever asking for money from the family although the family does tell about her buying a car. She borrowed the money from the bank on a twenty year loan. The funny thing was that she had to have been in her 80's at the time.
I guess she just knew she would make it. When I was a young girl and she came to visit she always carried a small green overnight case full of all of her vitamins, minerals, and whatever else could fit in there. She started every day with a cup of hot tea and if she did not have tea then it was just a cup of plain ol' hot water. She said it got the system working. I never recall her ever drinking a cup of coffee.
Who am I to question this woman's theory of longevity?
Did I mention that I have begun to drink hot green tea?
And moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!
Aging.......It's just not pretty! And you can just not tell how long you may last!