BRONX, NY. (THECOUNT) — New York woman, Louise Signore, turned 107 years old Wednesday and asked what she thinks is the secret to long life, she says her marital status.

Or, more accurately, the lack of one.


Signore celebrated her birthday at the Bartow Community Center in the Bronx, CBS said.

She was born in 1912. That year, the Titanic sank, William Howard Taft was president and Roald Amundsen reached the South Pole, reports KHOU.

Though legally blind, she still lives alone and said she thinks the fact she never married has led to less stress.

“I think the secret of 107: I never got married. I think that’s the secret. My sister says ‘I wish I never got married,’” Signore said.

Oh, she had one other secret.

“Italian food. Italian food is very good for you,” Louise said. “I was brought up with very good food. No soda, no cake.”