100-year-old man in Maine: Don't take away my wine

Posted at 9:08 AM, Jul 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-17 10:08:10-04

(WCSH) Florence Bearse celebrated her 100th birthday Thursday.

Known for her no-nonsense attitude and sense of humor at Bangor, Maine's Westgate Center for Rehabilitation, Florence did not shy away from sharing her secret: wine.

"I like my wine. Don't take it away from me," she said.

Before retiring Bearse ran a restaurant in Lagrange where she dedicated her life to serving others.

"The people have taken me, I think. They understand me. That I'm crazy," Bearse joked.