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Twins turn 102, give advice for a long life: ‘Avoid the beer joints’

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PORTLAND, Ore. — Two ladies had a big birthday celebration in southwest Portland over the weekend, KPTV reported.

But this was no ordinary party, because it was no ordinary birthday.

Ruby Harris and Ruth Cox are twins and they turned 102 years old.

Ruby lives at Emeritus at Oswego Springs and her sister flew in from Kansas for Saturday’s birthday party.

The pair were surrounded by family, balloons and photos from the younger years.

As far as what it takes to live for more than 100 years, Ruby offered some simple advice.

“Behave yourselves, stay away from the beer joints and don’t smoke,” she said. “And be good kids.”

Ruby and Ruth both graduated from the University of Kansas nursing school in 1933.

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