105 and still interested, alert and happy
Published 08/23/2010, The Daily Republic
Not many people can recall a flu epidemic that hit Oregon in 1918, recovering from smallpox in high school or enduring a blizzard while serving as a hospital nurse.
For Jessie Willhoite, those memories are still fresh in her century-old-plus mind.
Willhoite’s secrets to longevity aren’t much of a mystery. She believes in the importance of keeping up with the news, taking interest in other people and maintaining her health.