According to the New Jersey woman who recently turned 110, the secret to a long life is beer and religion. Agnes Fenton says two things have contributed to her longevity – believing in God and drinking Miller High Life on a regular basis.
Fenton, of Englewood, New Jersey, was accompanied by some of the dozens of children she helped raise over her years as a nanny as she celebrated her 110th birthday on Saturday, ABC 7 reported.
“Ain’t no secret, just keep in touch with God and do the right thing. That’s all I know,” Fenton told ABC 7 when asked how to achieve a long life.
Five years ago, in an interview with ABC 7 for her 105th birthday, Fenton admitted she had been enjoying a daily indulgence of beer and whiskey for several decades. For almost 70 years, she says she’d been drinking three Miller High Lifes and a shot of scotch every day.
According to Fenton -- who was born on August 1, 1905, in Holly Springs, Mississippi -- the only serious health issue she has had to date was a benign tumor, First We Feast reported. Fenton claimed when she saw a doctor about the tumor several years ago, he discharged her with simple advice she’s been following ever since.
“He said, ‘Agnes, you must drink three Miller High Lifes a day,’” she told ABC 7.
Additionally, she has included shot in her daily regimen. Her preference is top-shelf and her whiskey of choice is Johnnie Walker Blue Label, according to NorthJersey.com.
The doctor’s orders worked well for her over the years, although she has since had to drop the booze from her regular routine. Because of how little Fenton eats, her caregivers have advised her against the alcohol, NorthJersey.com reported. However, Fenton continues with her life spanning 11 decades and says she is grateful for the years.
“When I was 100 years old, I went to the mirror to thank God that I was still here,” she said. “And I thank him every morning.
“He gave me a long life and a good life, and I have nothing to complain about ... You’ve got to have God in your life. Without God, you’ve got nothing."