A New Jersey woman marking her 110th birthday said a doctor’s orders led her to drink three Miller High Life beers and a shot of scotch every day for 70 years. Agnes Fenton of Englewood, who officially became a supercentenarian Saturday, credited God with helping her to reach her advanced age. UPI reports:
“When I was 100 years old, I went to the mirror to thank God that I was still here. And I thank him every morning,” Fenton told The Record newspaper. “He gave me a long life and a good life, and I have nothing to complain about. … You’ve got to have God in your life. Without God, you’ve got nothing.”
Fenton was interviewed by ABC News around her 105th birthday, and she said some advice she received from her doctor about 70 years earlier had been invaluable.
“He said, ‘Agnes, you must drink three Miller High Lifes a day,’” she said. Fenton said she dutifully downed three of the beers with a shot of scotch each day until recently, when nurses said her limited diet wouldn’t allow her to keep drinking.
She said her scotch of choice was top-shelf: Johnny Walker Blue Label. “Each of our centenarians has their different secrets,” said Stacy Andersen, a project manager with the New England Centenarian Study. “If Agnes feels hers is alcohol, maybe it is, but certainly we don’t find that to be consistent across all our centenarians.”