PEARLAND, Texas (AP) - A Houston-area woman credits living "a
clean life" for her reaching the age of 110.
A birthday celebration was planned Monday at Windsong Village
Convalescent Center in Pearland for Louvenia Posey, who grew up
picking cotton in central Texas.
The Houston Chronicle reports Posey is the oldest ward of Harris
County's guardianship program.
Posey says she was born April 5, 1900, in Fayetteville, about 90
miles northwest of Houston. She attended school but left in the
seventh grade to cook and clean for families.
Posey, whose maiden name was Womley, outlived her siblings and
Posey, who is black, keeps a photo of President Barack Obama on
her bulletin board at the nursing home.
She says times have changed for the better, with "black
teachers, lawyers, doctors and all."
Information from: Houston Chronicle,