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By Stephanie Thompson

Woman celebrates 100 years


November 13, 2019

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Donnette Petersen listens to family members talk about her life during a Saturday birthday celebration.

On Sunday, Donnette Petersen turned 100 years old.

Petersen said she didn't really have any tips for making it to 100 years, however she did share something.

"I didn't smoke or drink," she said.

As for maintaining a special diet to obtain longevity, Petersen said she just ate what she wanted.

Petersen said she's not sure how she lived to be 100 years.

"I just made it," Petersen said. "I don't know why."

"I had three chances to die and I didn't die," Petersen said.

However, she could only elaborate on a more recent injury as one of the times when she almost died. She said she fell down and b...

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