108-Year-Old Man Says The Key To A Long And Happy Life Is A Good Wife

Esmond Allcock of Saskatchewan, Canada, celebrated his 108th birthday on January 26.

His secret to living a long, happy and healthy life? Select a good spouse.

108 year old man advice good wife

108 year old man advice good wife
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When Esmond was asked how he managed to live a long and happy life, he replied, "I didn't behave myself for a few years there, but then I got a really good wife."

Esmond and his wife Helen were married 72 years. She passed away seven years ago.

108 year old man advice good wife

108 year old man advice good wife
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Esmond worked as a farmer before retiring in 1975. He currently lives in an assisted living residence. On Friday, employees threw Esmond a birthday party.

"Oh they nearly drove me nuts. They probably took 100 pictures of me," he laughingly told CBC.