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  • Happy Birthday Aunt Jean!

    March 16, 2007

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    Forget the fancy skin creams and vitamins. The secret to living to be 89 and beyond and looking fabulous is as follows:

    1. Snickers
    2. Diet Cherry 7-Up

    3. Don’t waste time cleaning switch plates

    Photo: Aunt Jean on the right and her baby sister (my mother-in-law) Cleo on the left


    1. Karla~Looking Towards Heaven says:

      oh, she is lovely!!! I hope my diet of all things chocolate (I’m not picky), unsweet ice tea and cleaning NOTHING will do the same for me!

      Happy Birthday Aunt Jean!!


      March 16th, 2007 at 10:08 am

    2. Roxanne says:

      What a great photo. . .it made me smile.

      March 16th, 2007 at 10:29 am

    3. Becca says:

      Wowee. She looks fiesty!

      March 16th, 2007 at 11:06 am

    4. Susan says:

      I have never seen such a youthful-looking 89-yr-old woman! That’s amazing!

      March 16th, 2007 at 11:49 am

    5. Shalee says:

      I’m all for following such fantastic advice.

      Happy birhtday, Aunt Jean! I want to be like you when I grow up. No really – you look fabulous for 89 years young!

      March 16th, 2007 at 12:39 pm

    6. Lynn says:

      It’s in the smile. That beautiful smile on them both. There is some happiness there that adds to the youthful combination. A love of life and laughter.

      March 16th, 2007 at 1:09 pm

    7. BOSSY says:

      Aunt Jean looks lovely and truly Bossy is willing to ditch all her switch plate cleaning if it means in thirty years she’ll still look that sexy in red.

      March 16th, 2007 at 5:59 pm

    8. confused foreigner says:

      I’m guessing because they are sisters Cleo can’t be too far behind and she looks amazing too.
      How fun to be related to people who are so spunky and vibrant. I love that.

      March 16th, 2007 at 10:32 pm

    9. snapshot says:

      My husband has a 93 year old Aunt Cleo who is sharp as a tack. She still wears bright red lip stick and one day while putting on her lipstick, she said, “I wonder why all the men are so crazy about me.”

      March 16th, 2007 at 10:36 pm

    10. Polly says:

      My husband has an aunt, Aunt Bar, that came along in his package. I adore her. She is 83. Walks AT LEAST 4 miles per day, takes wood carving classes, love to laugh more than anyone I know, loves my kids as much as I do and cleans like nobody’s business.
      I didn’t meet her until the day before my wedding and instantly fell in love with her. We only see her once a year but we write REAL letters to one another at least ever 2-3 weeks. What a treat she is! I’m so happy you have an “Aunt Bar” too. Every one should have one.

      March 17th, 2007 at 12:08 am

    11. MCMilker says:

      May I add- look on the bright side of life…no matter what!

      March 17th, 2007 at 7:34 am

    12. Damselfly says:

      I love your stories of Aunt Jean, so I gotta say happy birthday!

      March 17th, 2007 at 10:46 am

    13. wordgirl says:

      Killer cheekbones!

      March 18th, 2007 at 12:23 am

    14. Ann Kroeker says:

      I’ve always suspected that the switch plates have been aging me. I think I’ll cut that out of my household cleaning routine and go take that “Real Age” test again, just to see if I gain a decade or so.

      Ha. Who am I kidding?

      How often do people–I mean, other than Aunt Jean–actually bother to clean their switch plates?

      March 18th, 2007 at 8:11 pm

    15. Mich says:

      Wow, cool pic for sure! At last the truth.

      March 18th, 2007 at 9:48 pm

    16. Stacey says:

      Wow, they are looking good!

      March 19th, 2007 at 11:46 pm

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