PALM SPRINGS, Ca.
A big party was held at the Sahara Mobile Home Park in Palm Springs Saturday for a pair of twin ladies who turned 100 years old.
Palm Springs Mayor Robert Moon honored the centenarians with a birthday party.
Beatrice Schaefer and Bernice Schroeder were born on September 10, 1916. They’ve lived through the Great Depression, World War I and World War II, the civil rights movement and the Kennedy assassination among many other historical events. But for Schroeder, one event sticks out more than the others.
"Pearl Harbor. The morning that happened…we heard it of course on the radio, no television then. But it was the most stunning. stunning news that I remember," said Schroeder.
Both Schaefer and Schroeder were married only a few months before Pearl Harbor.
During the course of their lifetime, the twin centenarians never lived more than fifty miles from each other.
Both ladies are still active and partake in water exercise five times a week. When it comes to the secret of longevity, each of them has their own take on the subject.
"Faith is the foundation and then if you go through life with an attitude of gratitude, you’re going to be okay," Schroeder said.
"I would say do onto others as you would have them do onto you. And be kind to people and don’t lose your temper and be nasty to people. That gets you no place," Schaefer said.