For a lengthy life, a centenarian who has lived through two world wars and survived Covid-19 has revealed her 108 years old secrets.
On April 1, 1914, Marjorie Hodnett, also known as Auntie Marj, was born.
Her longevity has been attributed to her genetics. She also revealed five more tips to living a long life.
Marjorie revealed that she is not the only member of her family to live to be 100 years old on both sides.
“One family member lived to reach 103, so I’ve outlived her,” Marjorie explained.
Stanely, the former teacher’s first love, died tragically in 1955.
However, she married Hugh a year later in 1956, and the couple moved to Sidbury, Devon, where she taught for 23 years.
When the Covid-19 pandemic struck, she became infected, and many feared she would die, fortunately, she did make it out alive.
“When the nurses realized they couldn’t get rid of me fast enough, they came back in the room covered in plastic from head to toe, which I thought was rather funny,” she laughed.
Marj’s 108th birthday will be celebrated on April 1 at Formby Manor Nursing Home, with a homemade cake and a live vocalist slated to perform.
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When asked what her secret to living a long life was, she said:
“Do as much good as you can, in as many ways as you can, in as many locations as you can, to as many people as you can, for as long as you can.
“They are five good guidelines to live by, but I’m not sure I’ve followed them all.