first_imgLatest Stories Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits The day was May 18, 2012, and Inez Phillips knew the importance of that day.“It’s my birthday,” she said, with a smile.And she knew how old she was, but like most females, she fudged a bit. Something sweet: Phillips celebrates 105 Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Book Nook to reopen By Blood Sugar Blaster Md: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) You Might Like School remembers ‘star athlete’ Aaron Boyd (far left), 20, at the state Special Olympics games at Troy University on Saturday. Boyd became ill and… read more Sponsored Contentcenter_img Published 10:50 pm Monday, May 21, 2012 When Phillips was born in Barbour County on May 18, 1907, the odds of her celebrating the turn of the century weren’t all that good. She said she never thought about such a thing.“You just think about working hard,” she said.Phillips’ dad was a sharecropper and she worked in the fields right along with everybody else in the family.“I chopped cotton and picked cotton and stacked peanuts,” she said. “The work wasn’t too bad.” By Jaine Treadwell Fieldwork might not have been “too bad,” but it was far from easy. The family went to the field before sun-up and often let dark catch them there.Phillips said pulling corn, digging potatoes, milking the cow and washing clothes were just a few of the “pleasures” of growing up on a farm in the early part of the 20th Century.She grew up and, like most young women in those days, she married and stayed on the farm.She had four children, three boys and a girl. She lost a son and that was “the hardest way life can do you.”Phillips has enjoyed a long life with only two trips to the hospital – one for knee surgery and the other for appendicitis.Her greatest pleasures have been raising her children, doing yard work, crocheting and going to church.As far as television, she likes game shows and a little preaching.Phillips attributes her long life to the goodness of God and her happiness to “being good to people and loving everybody.”She said there is no magic formula for reaching 100 years and beyond.“It’s God’s blessings,” she said, with a smile, while reaching for a knife and a second birthday cake that she won on the radio.When you’re 105 years old, who’s going to say, “You’ve had too many sweets?” Next Up“I’m one hundred and one,” she said, shaving off four years for good measure.Inez Phillips turned 105 years young this weekend and celebrated the occasion with family and close friends at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Jeanette and Gerald Harden in Shiloh.She did the honors of cutting her birthday cake and cut herself an extra large slice because “I want a big one,” she said, laughing. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Print Article Email the author Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more