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Still sharp at 106

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Still sharp at 106

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VIOLA NICHOLLS is a picture of what anyone who reaches a century should be like.However, she has bypassed that particular milestone by six years as she celebrated her 106th anniversary among family and friends in her Providence, Christ Church home yesterday.Born in 1904, Nicholls has six surviving children and more than 20 great-grandchildren with a similar number of great-great-grandchildren.Her daughter-in-law Grace Nicholls said Viola was blessed to be at that age with only arthritis in her knees and bad eyesight due to cataract. She said Viola could still hear well and had an excellent memory, as well as appetite.McDonald Nicholls, Viola’s son, said he was thankful for the guidance she gave him and felt blessed to see his mother reach that age.Viola, still a member of the Providence Methodist Church, although she has to be visited these days, said she “felt good”, adding that her secret to longevity was “good food”. (CA)