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Crane Resident Celebrating 102nd Birthday

By Geena Martinez
NewsWest 9

A Crane woman is celebrating a big milestone on Tuesday. She's turning 102-years-old.

She said the secret to living a long life is a lot easier than you might think.

Wanda Scott said losing her hearing and eyesight hasn't been the best part of growing old. However she said it's the strength you gain from hardships in life that make the journey worthwhile.

From the Great Depression to the invention of smart phones, Wanda has seen a lot in her 102 years.

"Oh, I think it's great," Wanda said. "I've had a good life. There's really not a lot I would change along the way."

She was born September 2, 1912. Although she's originally from Illinois, Wanda said she moved to West Texas as fast as she could.

"I just liked the climate, the warm hot weather," she said. "I thought, why not stay out here."

Wanda said she's had her fair share of ups and downs but it's been an adventure nonetheless.

"I've always tried to live life to the fullest, do the best that I could with it," she said.

The centenarian said the key to living a long and happy life is simple.

"I have to have fun, you have to laugh," Wanda said.

Wanda may be turning 102-years-old but don't let her age fool you. 

"She does everything by herself. She does what she says, she takes everything in stride," Wanda's nurse, April De La O, said.

She has a sense of humor too.

"When you get this old there's not a whole lot that you can do," she said. "Just try not to sit there like a stump."

Of course, growing old doesn't come without hardships so Wanda is offering her words of wisdom.

"Enjoy life along the way. I know sometimes we have rough bumps in the road that we hit but make the best of it," she said.

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