BARTON â€“ Erma Hathaway, of Maple Lane Nursing Home, says her secret to a long life is to eat the healthy foods and get plenty of sleep. She obviously knows something, because today she turns 103. Hathaway was born in Delaware County, NY. Growing up, she worked on her family's farm.
"There were lots of things to do on the farm," said Hathaway. "I was a farm girl."
For more of Erma Hathaway's story, read Friday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 30, 2013.