Longevity

Georgia woman celebrates 104th birthday

A Georgia woman who turned 104 on Wednesday said her secret to living a long life is her relationship with God and close family. Elizabeth Askew Harrington, of Gainsville, was born on July 26, 1913, Fox 5 Atlanta reported.

She spent the day celebrating with close family and friends, which include members of Riverbend Baptist Church.

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“She is a very happy and gracious lady,” Betty Husley, one of Harrington’s five children, told Fox 5 Atlanta.

Husley described her mother as very independent and said she enjoys reading, shopping and visiting with friends.

“She is hardly ever idle,” Husley told Fox 5 Atlanta. “Always doing something and has a very positive outlook on life.”