|Published:||Apr 04, 2013 6:11 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Apr 04, 2013 6:30 PM EDT|
FORT MYERS, Fla.- Jennie Truncale is about to turn 107 years "young." She has seen a lot change in her long life, she's even been a pioneer for women in war.
It's never too early to celebrate Jennie Truncale who is turning 107 on April 11th.
"I'm happy God loves me," said Truncale.
Jennie, has been a big part of American history. She was one of the women who replaced two million men called into the army and navy in 1942.
"We made the bullets for the boys, big presses coming down, put a small thing in the thing and a big bullet comes out!"
Truncale is also a longstanding member of the Rosie The Riveter Association. Known as a "jokester" to her family, Jennie has a passion for singing. On every birthday for as long as she can remember, she sings to the tune of "I had but 50 cents."
Her only daughter Carrie Blair says time is just flying by.
"You really don't stop and think 'hey she is getting really old," said Blair.
Jennie says her secret for making it to 107 is simple.
"I always say to myself walk a straight line and you will be alright," explained Truncale.
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