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8/11/07-Liberty City

East Texas Woman Celebrates Her 99th Birthday

A birthday celebration almost a hundred years in the making.  Saturday, Enice Henry Taylor celebrated her 99th birthday with her family at a reunion in Liberty City.  Enice says she's seen a lot of change in her 99 years of living, including the first airplane that ever flew over Texas. Enice says the secret to her longevity is working hard her entire life, especially when she was a little girl growing up in East Texas. 

"We lived a mile north of the school I had to go to, and we had to be there at 7:30 a.m. and before sun up, I was milking those cows, come to the house and prepare breakfast, eat, and get dressed and hit the streets," said Taylor.  "I don't know whether it kept me young, or not, but I'm still here."  Enice's family says she walks about 10 miles almost everyday around their farm.

Tracy Watler, Reporting. tracy@kltv.com

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