They asked her what her secret to a long life was.
She smiled and said it was honest living, a sherry before bed, the love of a good man, and her twenty a day habit.
To the cheers and chorus of Happy Birthday, she leaned forward and lit her cigarette of the day.
As they put her to bed, she chuckled to herself.
‘What’s the joke?’ her carer asked.
‘Nothing really, except I’m only 99!’
Written for Christine’s Simply 6 Minutes photoprompt 15th March 2022