101-Year-Old Woman Says Tequila Is The Secret To Long Life

101-Year-Old Woman Says Tequila Is The Secret To Long Life NBC15

A 101-year-old Arizona woman has claimed that drinking tequila is the true secret to longevity and happiness. Mary Flip, from Chandler, has officially been alive for more than a century, so she must know something about how to have a long life. Maybe we should be listening to her! After all, she’s not the first to credit booze for long-term health.

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  1. For Mary Flip, tequila is a must-have. Flip has had six kids, lived through multiple wars, and even survived the Great Depression. It seems like tequila may have played a small part in helping her get through it all!
  2. It helps that she also has a wicked sense of humor. It’s doubtful that Flip is being 100% seious about drinking a lot of tequila. However, one of her daughter’s pointed out just how funny her mom is. While appearing on NBC 15, her daughter asked Flip how she feels, to which Flip replied: “With my hand.”
  3. Flip has done so many interesting things in life. Her mom and sister passed away when she was quite young, so she was on her own until she met her husband in Mexico. (Perhaps that’s why she’s so fond of tequila!) Soon after, they came back to Chicago and Flip became an artist. “I really like to draw. And I was able to figure out that things change even as you’re drawing them. So, I was able to develop and make them look real. It took time but I had nothing else to do except raise a bunch of kids,” she told NBC 15.
  4. So, did Mary Flip have tequila for her 101st birthday? Surprisingly, no! Instead, she had a Guinness and celebrated with her friends and family. At one point, she joked: “Oh, I’ll get up on the table.” She’s such a firecracker that I don’t think anyone would be surprised if she did! Here’s to many more years of health and happiness for her.
Jennifer has been the managing editor of Bolde since its launch in 2014. Before that, she was the founding editor of HelloGiggles and also worked as an entertainment writer for Bustle and Digital Spy. Her work has been published in Bon Appetit, Decider, Vanity Fair, The New York TImes, and many more.
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