Reporting Ian Bush
By Ian Bush
WOODBURY, N.J. (CBS) — When she was born, Teddy Roosevelt was president. Today, a South Jersey woman is celebrating quite a milestone.
Mabel Wilson turned 110 years young today, and she joins an elite club.
(Wilson:) “What do you call it, centenarian?”
(Wilson:) “Oh, supercentenarian!”
(Bush:) “That’s even better than a centenarian.”
(Wilson:) “Yes, I hear that.”
Growing up, her heart was full — as was her stomach.
“All we did was eat and sleep,” she recalls. “We had plenty of food. And my mother saw to it that we always were happy.”
She uses a cell phone, but hasn’t been on Twitter or Facebook.
(Wilson:) “Facebooking? What do you mean?”
(Bush:) “You didn’t miss anything.”
(Wilson:) “All right.”
And Wilson has some advice for those of us with only two digits in our age. For one, be humble.
(Wilson:) “There’s nothing to know about me. What do I amount to?”
(Bush:) “I think people can learn a lot from you.”
(Wilson:) “Just behave yourself and be decent to people, and be honest and fair and square. That’s all I ever knew to do.”
And as to whether 110 is the new 80: “Oh, eighty — I don’t know. I feel good, I really do.”