But surviving the coronavirus, she said, also may have had something to do with another staple: the nine gin-soaked golden raisins she has eaten each morning for most of her life. “Fill a jar,” she explained. “Nine raisins a day after it sits for nine days.” Her children and grandchildren recall the ritual as just one of Ms. DeClerck’s endearing lifelong habits, like drinking aloe juice straight from the container and brushing her teeth with baking soda. (That worked, too: She did not have a cavity until she was 99, relatives said.). “We would just think, ‘Grandma, what are you doing? You’re crazy,’” said her 53-year-old granddaughter, Shawn Laws O’Neil, of Los Angeles. “Now the laugh is on us. She has beaten everything that’s come her way.”https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/23/nyregion/new-jersey-lucia-declerck-covid.html
Hearing these stories come out is always hilarious. The articles never mention that it’s probably genetics that is the main reason for these people to live this long. There’s always something that an old person eats or drinks and that’s the reason that they live so long. For Lucia DeClerk it’s gin-soaked raisins. For Edith Atkinson Wylie she credited living to 106 because she ate cheese puffs every night. Andy Medema said that he drank a Vodka Martini every night, and lived to 101. There are dozens of other old ass people saying that eating ice cream, chocolate, or drinking beer makes them live to such an old age.
What does this mean for people under 30? Eat, and drink whatever you want. There’s no rhyme or reason for people living to 100 plus. So if you enjoy a beer a night keep doing that, and if you live to be 100 you can credit that beer. If you enjoy doing a bump here and there and you live to 100 you can credit cocaine for that great heart of yours. There wasn’t a second that this woman who is wearing sunglasses inside thought that eating 9 gin-soaked raisins a day is crazy. If this woman has this much confidence you can have that same confidence to talk to that 8 in the bar.
P.S. I don’t want to be mean, but is she asking if somebody is selling chocolates?