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Want to live to be 111 and in reasonably good shape? Do this:


Smoke cigars (12 a day);

Drink whiskey (and Coca-Cola);

Eat grits;

Get up at 3 a.m. every day;

Stay in your own home (on the street named after you);

Walk daily;

Flirt with women;

Cavort with celebrities and presidents.

This is the life, the rituals of Richard Overton. He is America’s oldest living veteran (111 and not slowing).


Ashley Landis / Dallas Morning News.

Please read his fascinating story from The Dallas Morning News.

He’s met celebrities and politicians and athletes, each asking him the same question about his secret to longevity. His answer? God and cigars.

American. Hero.