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St. Landry Parish woman celebrating 100th birthday

Posted at 3:58 PM, Oct 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-30 16:58:50-04

A St. Landry Parish woman is celebrating her journey through 100 years.

“But it doesn’t seem that long. It seems like it was only yesterday,” said Georgia Miller who says 100 years of life, has practically flown by.

“Oh when I was growing up, there was no electricity, there was no hot water. I was raised on a farm. I worked, my husband and I were farmers. You name it, and I did it. The only thing I didn’t do was murder the cows,” Miller laughed.

She says living for as long as she has isn’t always easy.

40 years ago she lost her husband.

“My husband was a good man. He had a stroke, he was completely paralyzed but he could cuss like a soldier,” Miller said as she smiled.

But her advice for longevity? It takes lots of love, a  little bit of luck and some good home cooking.

“I still cook, yes ma’am. I still make my own fig cookies. I make my own dough,” she proudly stated.

Miller has had 99 other birthdays, but she says this one is by far her favorite.

Her family surprised her with a party, complete with her wishes to have a live band and to be surrounded by friends and family.

“I actually thought we were going to Fezzo’s in Broussard,” she laughed.