Haven’t done one of these for a while. What fun!
Granny Simmons lived to be 108, and that was only proven by her birth and marriage certificates.
The day they buried her, she didn’t look a day over 50, and her great grandchildren were peeved that she looked better in death than they ever would.
They all thought she had a secret but none in the family were ever made privy to whatever it was, and it went to the grave with her.
Well, perhaps not quite.
When they were clearing out her ramshackle cabin, they found a poster and a jar. The glass was polished from years of use, every last microbe of its original contents gone.
They laughed at the concept of Granny being taken in by some shyster pedlar all those years ago but wondered out of curiosity if it might actually be worth something because of its age.
The poster fetched £1000 at auction and the jar eventually £100. Had there been anything left in it for analysis, it would have been priceless as the contents held the secret of eternal youth, however unsavoury the ingredients.