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Three secrets to longevity

When asked about his secret to a long life, resident Gene Beatty shared three key insights

“Fresh air, exercise, and two ounces of bourbon every day,” proclaimed Gene, who turns 103 on March 5th.

He also admits that he might be motivated in part by a competitive spirit.

“My sister lived to be 104 and I am determined to make it to 105 so I can say I beat her,” he said.

Gene’s son Jerry said that the family has been planning a get together to celebrate another birthday for their father.

Gene served as a Radioman in the Navy during World War II, and later built a career as a music teacher in Kirkwood and Webster areas. His hobbies include toy trains and, naturally, listening to music.

Gene has two children, six grandchildren, and about a dozen great grandchildren.

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