• 103-year-old woman's secret to a long life: 'Lots and lots of chocolate'

    By: Bob D Angelo , Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    YAKIMA, Wash. - The fictional film character Forrest Gump famously noted that “My mom always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.”

    In the case of a Washington State resident, it was longevity.

    Mable Smith of Yakima turned 103 on Nov. 13 and credited her long life to chocolate, KIMA reported.

    Smith celebrated her birthday with her three children, 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 19 great-great grandchildren.


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    What’s her secret to long life?

    “I don’t know, good luck,” she told KIMA. “Veggies and chocolate and lots and lots of chocolate, especially Hershey’s.”

     

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