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Olive Branch woman's 100th birthday wish: get on a lawnmower

Vera Jones celebrates turning 100-year-old. (Source: Ashley Swoboda/cNews) Vera Jones celebrates turning 100-year-old. (Source: Ashley Swoboda/cNews)
OLIVE BRANCH, IL (KFVS) -

At 100 years old, Olive Branch resident Vera Jones is reminiscing about what has kept her young.

Jones celebrated her 100th birthday on Wednesday, Jan. 28, starting at the Kozy Korner, a restaurant she visits every day.

Ashley Swoboda, Jones' granddaughter, says Jones is known around town for mowing and keeping people's yards in tip-top shape.

According to Jones, the key to a long and healthy life is to buy a lawn mower and weed eater. She says it's hard work and keeps you active.

Jones hasn't been able to mow for the past few years. Her wish this year: to get on a John Deer mower again.

A celebration has been planned for Jones at the Olive Branch Community Building on Saturday, Jan. 30.

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