How Did You Get So Old?

In each interview, I always asked the centenarian how s/he got so old. Following are brief excerpts from some of their answers:

"Enjoy whatever you see of nature that we didn't create. Look at the sky! Look at the clouds! Look at the water! Look at the trees! I say, 'Be Grateful'." David Kane

"When you work hard, you get hard. And go on living." Sarah Silvers

"Be ye temperate in all things--and keep your cool." John Lord

"Keep your feet warm, your head cool,, your bowels open, and trust in the Lord." Henry Neligan

"Men and brandy." Geraldine Pringle (who was Mae West's maid)