The secret to making it to 105 years old is apparently a daily dose of alcohol.
Making it five more years, however, means you may have to cut back.
Those are the lessons coming from Agnes Fenton, who turned 110 on Saturday, when she officially became a supercentarian.
Fenton told ABC in an interview for her 105th birthday that she enjoyed three Miller High Life’s and a shot of Johnnie Walker Blue Label scotch every day for nearly 70 years.
“Her health has been phenomenal…She’s completely, thoroughly amazing”
Fenton started the regimen, she told ABC, on a doctor’s advice following the removal of a benign tumor.
But Fenton isn’t a spry 105 anymore and she’s had to tone it down since then. She eats little now and her caregivers are reluctant to give her alcohol, according to NorthJersey.com.
Dr. Kenneth Wasserman, who’s cared for Fenton for nearly 20 years, told NorthJersey.com he couldn’t explain how Fenton has been able to stay so healthy for so long.
“The few things she’s had wrong with her have disappeared in ways they should not have,” Wasserman said. “Her health has been phenomenal…She’s completely, thoroughly amazing.”
So is her spirit.
Asked ahead of her birthday if her caregivers would relent and give her a shot of Johnnie Walker, Fenton replied: “They better.”