109-Year-Old Charlotte Native Celebrates the End of Each Week with a Glass of Wine
Her secret? "I'm just livin'. Just livin'."
Please join us in wishing a very happy birthday to North Carolina's own Annie Wilson! The Charlotte-area native celebrated an impressive 109 years of life on April 19.
Wilson, who lives at the Brookdale Carriage Club Providence in Charlotte, was born in 1910, the ninth of 10 children living on a farm in Matthews.
"We had a good time, we didn't know anything about being lonesome or bored," Wilson told WUSA9. "We just stuck right there and did whatever was to do."
She said she and her siblings spent their days working hard and tending to the family farm.
"I had to help my mother cook," Wilson recalled. "I was the last girl to be at home all the other had gone so I was left with my mother and I helped her to cook."
These days, life is much simpler for the centenarian. Wilson told WUSA9 that she looks forward to Fridays because that's when she gets to unwind with a glass of wine.
"That's the only wine I have, is that one little glass of wine on Friday. It's good though," Wilson joked.
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As for the secret to living a long life, Wilson said she has no answers.
"So many people have asked me that and I don't do anything special. I'm just livin'," she told the station. "Just livin'."
Well, keep on doing what you're doing, Miss Annie! It's clearly working.