FORT LAUDERDALE (CBS4) – There are many milestones people will reach during their life. But, Frances Pincince just achieved one that most of us will never see. Pincince just turned 108-years-old!

So what’s her secret? Remember when your mom told you to eat your vegetables?

Now you know why.

“I ate what I got given to me, vegetables and everything like that,” said Pincince. “But other than that, I don’t know anything about secret.”

“I have no idea what it is,” chuckled great-nephew Sam Corolla, “Maybe it’s that Crown Royale every once in a while, huh?”

“She’e been around for a long time,” he continued. “She’s seen a lot of things, she just hangs in there. She’s like a Timex she just keeps on ticking.”

Maybe it’s something about Emerald Park Retirement center where she lives. There are two others over 100 there, including Al Roth, who’s 103.

He also said, there’s really no big secret to a long life.

“There’s nothing to it,” Roth said. “I say ‘think it, so be(it)’!”

One big change for Ms. Pincince, when she was in her 90’s she decided to give up her car keys and sit in the passenger’s seat instead.

“She was driving when she was in her 80’s and 90’s,” said Corolla. “She was driving. She gave her car up.”

“I don’t drive,” chimed in Pincince, “somebody else drives for me.”

“That’s nice,” said CBS4’s Ted Scouten, “now you have a chauffeur!”

“That’s it,” said Pincince.

Ms. Pincince holds another record. She’s the oldest resident on record to ever live in the Emerald Park Retirement Center.


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