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Happy Birthday Helen Granier ~ Going Strong at 105
Granier turned 105 on Friday and she has no idea why she’s lived so long,
because for years she indulged in bad habits. Turns out the secret to her long
life is partying hard.
“I never expected to live this long,” Helen
Granier of Palm Harbor told WTSP. “No one in my family ever did. I don’t know what
the secret is.”
celebrated her birthday at Coral Oaks Independent Living Facility last week,
where she has lived for the past nine years.
reminisced about her life and how she went against the grain in her younger
used to drink beer and I smoked and everything,” she told WTSP. “I stayed out
late, you know, dancing, and then I would go to work.”
loved to dance, but her husband prevented her from going to Las Vegas to test
husband wouldn’t take me to Vegas, because he knew I liked to gamble. Oh, I
loved to play the slot machines,” she said. “So I went to Las Vegas after he
memories are clear, as if they happened yesterday, she said. Helen was only
five when World War I ended, but she said she still remembered it. She does not
recall getting her driver’s license, though.
“I don’t even remember when I started to drive,” she laughed.