Grants Pass Resident Celebrates 104th Birthday

, Written by Joe Camarlinghi, Posted in Local, Posted: Fri, January 4 2013 at 3:58 PM, Updated: Mon, January 7 2013 at 4:05 PM

When Olive Watson was born, Howard Taft was just beginning his term as United States President.

Friday the Grants Pass resident celebrated her 104th birthday. Watson was born in Oklahoma, lived for a time in California, but spent the majority of years here in Oregon.

She says a good diet and attitude have lead to a long life and has helped her remain sharp.

Tell me what it's like to turn 104, how do you feel? "About the same as I did yesterday when I was one hundred and three. I always thank God first thing in the morning that I'm still here."

Olive went out for a special early birthday dinner. She says it's just all part of another good day in her life.

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Joe Camarlinghi

Joe Camarlinghi is the producer and host of NBC5’s “Joe’s Journal.” He is also an interviewer on NBC5’s “Five on 5.”

Joe was born and raised in San Jose, California before heading off to college in Reno, Nevada.  He is a hardcore Bay Area sports fan, following the ups and downs of the 49ers, Giants and Sharks.

In his spare time Joe loves exploring Oregon’s back roads, trails, rivers and streams.

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