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Sibley Great-Great Grandmother Celebrates 104th Birthday

Sibley, Iowa (courtesy KDLT-TV) — A Sibley great-great grandmother is celebrating her 104th birthday.

Zita Thiele was born in 1914, and reportedly hasn’t slowed down since. She didn’t retire until she was 82-years old, and drove until she was 100.

At 104, Zita lives on her own and is plenty busy. She plays cards with her friends every day, knits, bakes, reads, and loves a good crossword.

As she grows another year older, her family is expanding. She has 48 great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren, with two more on the way.

She says there is a price to pay for living such a long life, she has outlived three of her seven children.

Zita reccommends having a big family to surround yourself with. She credits her good health to keeping her mind sharp and not eating after 4:30 each afternoon.

Zita’s family says they’re already planning her 105th birthday celebration for next year.

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