Secret to Long Life: Ballroom Dancing?

Updated: 12/15/2013 10:27 PM
Created: 12/15/2013 8:58 PM

Sunday was a big birthday for a woman who has seen more years than most.

Veronica Brunette turned 100 years old over the weekend, and she's still as feisty as ever. She said despite her age, she stays active. She did ballroom dancing all her life, and she still drinks a glass of brandy every night.

Brunette has no advice for living as long as she has.

"It's something none of us have control over," she said. "Most people my age have been gone for some time now, so I must be doing something wrong but I don't know what it is. It must be a secret."

Brunette spent her birthday at Viewcrest Health Center in Duluth, surrounded by five generations of her family. She has three sons and six grandchildren, not to mention her great-grandchildren.

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