ENGLEWOOD, N.J. (CBS Connecticut) — They call it “the champagne of beers” for a reason.
A 110-year-old woman credits Miller High Life and whiskey for living a long life.
The Record reports Englewood, New Jersey, resident Agnes Fenton would drink three beers and a shot of Johnnie Walker Blue Label every day for decades.
“When I was 100 years old, I went to the mirror to thank God that I was still here,” she told The Record. “And I thank him every morning.”
She continued, “He gave me a long life and a good life, and I have nothing to complain about. … You’ve got to have God in your life. Without God, you’ve got nothing.”
Fenton explained that she began drinking beer and whiskey from the advice of a doctor when she was battling a benign tumor nearly 70 years ago.
“He said, ‘Agnes, you must drink three Miller High Lifes a day,’” she told ABC news.
WABC-TV reports Fenton celebrated her birthday at her home on Saturday with more than 40 children she helped raise as a nanny. She has no children of her own.
Fenton’s personal physician said he was amazed at how long she has lived.
“The few things she’s had wrong with her have disappeared in ways they should not have,” Dr. Kenneth Wasserman told The Record. “Her health has been phenomenal. … She’s completely, thoroughly amazing.”
Fenton has received birthday greetings from Gov. Chris Christie and President Barack Obama.