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Woman celebrates 105th birthday in Homewood

Ruth Farley says the key to long life is good, clean living and lots of vegetables. Source: WBRC video Ruth Farley says the key to long life is good, clean living and lots of vegetables. Source: WBRC video
HOMEWOOD, AL (WBRC) -

Friends and family gathered to celebrate a local woman's 105th birthday Tuesday.

Ruth Farley enjoyed some good food and gifts at the Palisades Church of Christ. Homewood Mayor Scott McBrayer also presented Farley with a proclimation.

Farley once worked as a teacher and even today she still mows her lawn. Mrs. Farley says her secret living as long as she has is to live a good, clean life and eat a lot of vegetables.

"I think the Lord put me here and gave me that extra energy and I love to use it," Farley said.

"She still goes out in her yard and pulls weeds. She bakes the most fabulous, old-timey caramel cake she brings to our potluck luncheons and she has the sweetest smile is a genuinely humble and kind person," longtime friend Dianne Champion.

Three of Farley's siblings are still alive as well including a brother who will be 98 in April and a sister who is 103.

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