103-Year-Old Minn. Woman: 'Love Everybody'

Updated: 03/15/2014 10:21 PM
Created: 03/15/2014 10:09 PM

A Minnesota woman celebrated her 103rd birthday on Saturday, surrounded by five generations of family.

Dora Hughes was born on March 15, 1911 in Gonvick, Minnesota. She lived through the Great Depression and worked her whole life, even into her 80s. Her oldest granddaughter, Lynn Peterson, said Hughes had multiple jobs that included working at a creamery, doing laundry and cleaning homes.

She may be over 100 years old, but she's still sharp. Peterson said Hughes still remembers everyone's birthday.

"She's given us so many things," Peterson said. "She's given us a sense of family, how important family is, to live a good clean life, to be honest, to be truthful, to love everybody. So she's just an amazing person."

Hughes said she likes music, playing bingo and going to church. Her advice for the rest of us is as simple as her granddaughter said it was.

"Be happy, happy, happy," she said, "and love everybody."

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