One Kansas centenarian was the youngest of her three sisters, but many people who are fortunate enough to reach their 100th birthday might expect to be the oldest person in the room.
Frances Kompus had the good fortune to have her milestone birthday with her sisters, who were 102 and 104 at the time.
Frances is the younger sister of 104-year-old Julia Korpiva and 102-year-old Lucy Pochop, according to KSN TV.
They are all grandmothers and widows; Frances is only a few streets away, while Lucy and Julia continue to live separately in flats close to one another.
The sisters grew up on a farm where they saw the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl. They recount how their father, who managed the farm without modern machines and lived to be 98 years old, required them to transport gasoline to him in the field in 5-gallon buckets.
As we grow older, we lose more and more people that are close to us. However, a lady from Kansas, USA, still has sisters by her side despite their old age.
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The sisters claimed that eating well was one of the keys to living a long and healthy life.
“We consistently served handmade bread, simple potatoes, gravy, and meat. That was challenging to bake using those cookstoves. A difficult temperature to maintain. We still ate it even if it didn’t out very well,” Julia chuckled.
She said, “I am grateful for my parents, my faith, and the fact that we girls are always together.
The sisters concurred that exercise and faith were both crucial when asked what advise they would provide to younger generations.
Frances advised Julia to “walk a lot,” and Julia said, “I think religion comes first. Also, thank your parents and grandparents.”