The Good News Is... 110 year old woman

By Kristen Hampton - bio l email    

ICARD, NC (WBTV) - Most people don't imagine they'll live past 80 or 90 years old.

Ms. Reeta Jones never imagined she'd live to have 111 candles on her next birthday cake.

Jones was born in Tennessee but now lives with a caretaker in Burke County. She's slowed down a bit over the years, two heart attacks and pneumonia will do that to a person.

But Ms. Jones is proud of her weekly visits to Wal-Mart and then lunch at Subway. She drove an orange golf cart around to celebrate her Tennessee Volunteers. She had to give that up when she was 107.

Her longevity she credits to living right, eating right and drinking grape juice.

If a glass of Welch's is all it takes, my next trip is the grocery store for some grape juice.

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