How to Celebrate Your 100th

February 22nd, 2009

I recently had a conversation with an acquaintance about how best to celebrate one’s 100th birthday. A big question. My research has led me to a story that ran in London’s Daily Mail two summers ago; the article opened, “An iron-lunged pensioner has celebrated her 100th birthday by lighting up her 170,000th cigarette from a candle on her birthday cake.”

Apparently, “The former launderette worker said she started the habit in 1914–just weeks after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo.”