107-year-old Secret

by Edmund Celis, May 8, 2016.
Verna in garden
Photo by Gina Celis. Courtesy of Verna Wirth.

Verna Wirth has passed away recently but she still lives as the energy that we all are...that everything is.

Verna Wirth is 107 years old and counting.

She was born in 1909 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and married Arthur Wirth, whom she had twins with: Arleen and Eileen. She no longer has any living family anymore but she was being taken care of by my family.

Despite her age, she is able to get up from her bed and go to the bathroom and

she is not taking any medications!

She never complains about anything and she has a good sense of humor. Sometimes, I take her outside and she tells me how nice the sun feels. She is such a peaceful spirit and really enjoys the little things in life.

My dad and I asked her some questions, like what her secret to a long life was, and here are some of her responses:

Video made by Edmund Celis. Courtesy of Verna Wirth.

When I observe Verna, I can see that she is completely in the moment and one with life. I don’t think anything in the world can bother her.

We all have much to learn from our elders, for they have so much wisdom.

As we grow older each day, we can make good decisions regarding our health so that we can live with less complications later in life, just like Verna.

Here is a news article on her from the Orange County Register.

Today she resides at a nursing home in Anaheim. She also just turned 109! Happy Birthday Verna!

Verna Mother's Day
Photo by Gina Celis, courtesy of Verna Wirth. Happy Mother's Day!


Here is an audio of the article as well.


Please read my article, "Shiny White Tips". It ties well with this article I believe.

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