Jessie Gallan celebrated her 109th birthday in 2015. Not only was she the oldest woman in Scotland, but she also still had her wits about her. And when the centenarian was asked to reveal her secret for a long life, she gave an extremely unexpected answer.
Gallan was born on January 2, 1906, in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Her mother gave birth to her in a small two-room cottage on a farm in the area of Kintore. She had five sisters and a brother, and there wasn’t much space during their childhood.