Pender County woman turns 108!

Posted by Debra Worley - email

PENDER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - A woman in Pender County celebrated is more than a century old.

Tuesday, Ethel Spier celebrated her 108th birthday with family and friends in the Dayspring Assisted Living Center in Burgaw.

WECT asked the birthday girl, who remembers the Great Depression, if she has any advice for people going through tough times today.

"I think the thing about it is we don't have faith in ourselves like we should," said Spier.  "We don't.  We think we can get up and do things without trying, and when we get up and try and keep pushing and do something else - go on and keep trying. That's the way you have to climb."

Spier and her family say they're looking forward to birthday number 109.

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