By Billie Rama, CBSNewYork.com
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork.com) — It’s not every day you get to celebrate your 107th birthday.READ MORE: Suspect Arrested After Carjacking Amazon Delivery Van, Leading Police On Wild Chase Through Paterson, N.J.
But that’s just what Doris Pollard of Norwalk, Connecticut did Tuesday.
Doris was born on August 29, 1910 when the average wage for workers was .22 cents an hour, and the tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower.
Things have changed considerably since 1910, but not Doris’ positive outlook.READ MORE: NYPD: Suspect Grabbed 11-Year-Old Girl's Hair, Tried To Choke Her At Stuyvesant Square Park
Doris has one son who is 85 years old, four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren. She said she is on her third set of friends, not because of any rifts, but because she’s outlived them all!
So we asked her what her secret was to living a long, long life and she told us, “great genes, a carefree attitude, living a clean, simple life playing bridge to keep the mind sharp and a hearty appetite.”
Oh and a little scotch to ensure a “well oiled machine.”MORE NEWS: Vice President Kamala Harris Visiting Families In The Bronx
Cheers to that and to you, Doris!