100 Years Ago Today
One hundred years ago today, November 21, 1911, these are a few of the following front page headlines that appeared in The World, Evening edition in New York: "Hetty Green, 77 Today, Has the Spunk of 20 Men, And Is Growing Younger," "Willett Accused In Court Warrant As a Vote Buyer," "Woman Who Shot Three Runs Away From Matteawan," "30 Suffragettes Are Arrested In London Invasion," "Girl Victim Tells Jury Full Story of Tar Party."
As to the story of the wealthiest woman who celebrated her 77th birthday, 21 November 1911, Hetty Green gave this birthday message to others through The World. "Have a good conscience, good appetite and goo will toward others if you want to live long."
Hetty Green, the richest woman in the world, gave an interview to a reporter from The Evening World, the occasion being her seventy-seventh birthday. She had been asked how to live to be one hundred years old.
Hetty replied as she seated herself in a chair beside the desk of her son, Col. E. H. R. Green, in their office on the sixth floor of No. 111 Broadway, "I have never gone up into the cobwebs. You can rely on me for the truth and common sense. I can tell you how to live to be seventy-seven years old."
Hetty was born in 1834 and goes on to say, "To live to any good old age I would prescribe for young people the possession of first, a good conscience, Second, a good appetite for the best food plainly cooked and third, good will to others. If they will follow those rules they will live as long as they want to."
You can read the rest of the story at the following LINK. To read about the "30 Suffragettes Are Arrested In London Invasion" and "Girl Victim Tells Jury Full Story of Tar party" news features that appeared in that same paper, scroll down through this weeks OkieLegacy Ezine.
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