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Oklahoma woman celebrates 113th birthday

Dec. 26, 2013 at 4:31 PM   |   Comments

OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- An Oklahoma woman who celebrated her 113th birthday Christmas Eve said she passes her days playing bridge and doesn't need help getting up from her chair.

Ora Holland said on her 113th birthday Tuesday she mowed her own lawn into her 90s and purchased her last new car when she was 100, the Oklahoman reported Thursday.

Holland, who the newspaper said is believed to be the oldest living person in Oklahoma, said she spends most of her days playing bridge where she lives at the Heritage Assisted Living Center in Oklahoma City.

"I can't see or hear like I used to, but I'm getting by," she said.

Holland said she sometimes needs a walker or a wheelchair to get around, but she doesn't need any help to get out of her chair to greet visitors.

T.J. Davis, Holland's grandson, said his grandmother's mind is sharp when he visits.

"She's still very alert and can answer questions as long as people speak slowly and clearly," Davis said. "She's a very impressive person who has seen a lot in her lifetime."

The Gerontology Research Group said Holland is the ninth-oldest person in the United States. The oldest, Jeralean Talley of Michigan, celebrated her 114th birthday May 23.

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