Oma Smith says she is not supposed to tell others the secrets to her long life. But after some coaxing from Chris McIntire, the activities director at Forest Glen Senior Residence in Canyonville, she agreed to share one reason she will turn 102 years old Oct. 14. “I mind my own business,” Smith said in a matter-of-fact tone. Turning 100 has been considered such a milestone that it traditionally merits a birthday card from the president. In recent months, however, Douglas County retirement homes have reported a steady stream of residents celebrating triple-digit birthdays. Although nearly 102, Smith isn’t even …
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