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105-year-old Emily found perfect recipe for long life

Editor's Viewpoint

The image of 105-year-old Emily Desano cuddling her two-month-old great-great-grandson Oliver is certainly one for the bulging family album. As she celebrated her birthday, the east Belfast woman was surrounded by four generations of her family and she no doubt had a wealth of experiences to recall for them. Life today is vastly different than much of the world Emily lived through which saw two world wars, the development of television and modern computer-based technology and space travel.

Married to an Italian immigrant, she helped him make ice-cream for their shop. The recipe must have contained life-enhancing ingredients.

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