Everyone who gets to a ripe old age is asked the same question: ‘What’s the secret to a long and healthy life?’. Most of the time, the answer is healthy eating and exercise, but 109-year-old Scotswoman, Jessie Gallan, has claimed that avoiding men has kept her young.
Jessie was born on a farm in 1906 in Kintore, Scotland. She, her five sisters and one brother all grew up together in a small, two-room cottage.
Her first job was in a farm kitchen, before she moved to the city as a housemaid for a wealthy businessman. Eventually, she started her career in the service industry both in the country and the city.
When she got older, Gallan moved into the Crosby House, a residential care home for seniors. One of the support workers told the local news station: “Jessie is a lovely woman. She has got her best friend here, Sarah Jane, and they are always together. She likes her music and likes her exercise class and is a very independent person. She is always walking about.”
She passed away in March 2015 but she left behind the secret to long life, avoid men.
“My secret to a long life has been staying away from men,” said Gallan. “They’re just more trouble than they’re worth.”
Well, there you have it. Easy enough, right? Right?!