Celebrating 102 years
Deihl Boots marked two years past a century this week, celebrating his 102nd birthday Thursday at Heritage Manor.
"I smoked as a young man, but I didn't continue," he said simply of his longevity.
Genetics may have come into play. His mom, Bertha Pritchard, lived to be just shy of 107, residing independently until moving to a nursing home at 104.
And diet and supplements, Boots' niece and caretaker Karen Day reports.
Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet? https://secure.forumcomm.com/?publisher_ID=40&event=subscriber/lookup.
You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us at email@example.com and we can help you.