McLean Co. Woman Celebrates 108th Birthday

Published 07/16 2014 06:56PM

Updated 07/16 2014 07:05PM

A McLean County woman is celebrating her 108th birthday.

Ernestine Garst celebrated her big milestone with friends in Calhoun this morning. The Sacramento, KY native says she tries to be optimistic about people and the country.

"I usually wake up and find something funny in the news to laugh about," she says. "I laugh a lot. And I think people like people that are happy better than people that are sad."

Friends say despite her age, she can still remember many events that she lived through.

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