BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Jessie Madura is 107-years-young.
“It was a vital day, a day that I will not neglect, in fact,” Madura stated.
Her precise birthday is Wednesday however household, buddies, and a few college students from Notre Dame of Bethlehem Elementary College shocked her with cake, balloons, and flowers to kick off the celebration a day early.
“All these little youngsters and so they sang for me, you already know that does not occur daily,” stated Madura.
However neither does turning 107, so in fact we requested her, “what is the secret?”
“It’s important to work, it’s important to hold your physique busy,” she stated.
And that is simply what Madura did. She was a waitress for 48 years at eating places throughout the state.
“I had a tough life, I labored exhausting, extraordinarily exhausting,” stated Madura.
She says she labored so exhausting, there have been occasions she did not assume she’d make it.
“Each time I acquired so drained I could not stand it, I knew I used to be going to die, however I by no means did,” she stated.
Madura is not working however says at her age, issues can nonetheless be exhausting.
“Having a dialog and impulsively you cease ‘trigger you may’t bear in mind what the heck you had been going to say,” stated Madura.
However then there are moments of enjoyable.
“Typically you may nonetheless get up and dance,” stated Madura.
And turning 107 is definitely cause to bounce.