Morganton woman turns 108 years young

Not your average birthday

MORGANTON, NC (WBTV) - Ruby Clodfelter doesn't look a day over 70. Friday afternoon she sat smiling in a chair in the sunroom of the Grace Ridge Retirement Community greeting party-comers.

"I've had the time of my life today. It's been wonderful turning 108," said Clodfelter.

The Rutherford County native grew up during a time when things were simpler. In fact, simple living is just one of the things she attributes her longevity to. Junk food is another. "I think it just tastes good," said Clodfelter with a smile.

Not only is she one of the oldest living people in the state, Ruby is also in perfect health. She doesn't wear hearing aids because she doesn't need to. And her vision is close to perfect. She still lives by herself and the beautiful suit she wore at her party, she sewed herself.