Hard work, dedication reason for long life

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The first lesson was to work hard.

From the time Bessie Miller was a small girl, she was taught that she needed to put in her share of chores on her family’s small farm.

She and her eight siblings had to carry in wood for the three stoves in the house, and stack it in the wood shed. When the plants were big enough in their garden, they hoed in between rows of plants to get rid of the weeds.

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