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December 26, 2013

If she's still playing bridge, she's still sharp

Oklahoma woman celebrates 113th birthday

OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- An Oklahoma woman who celebrated her 113th birthday Christmas Eve said she passes her days playing bridge and doesn't need help getting up from her chair.

Ora Holland said on her 113th birthday Tuesday she mowed her own lawn into her 90s and purchased her last new car when she was 100, the Oklahoman reported Thursday.

Holland, who the newspaper said is believed to be the oldest living person in Oklahoma, said she spends most of her days playing bridge where she lives at the Heritage Assisted Living Center in Oklahoma City.

"I can't see or hear like I used to, but I'm getting by," she said.

Holland said she sometimes needs a walker or a wheelchair to get around, but she doesn't need any help to get out of her chair to greet visitors.

T.J. Davis, Holland's grandson, said his grandmother's mind is sharp when he visits.

Posted by joke du jour at December 26, 2013 06:02 PM

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