MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) - Many people spend years trying to figure out how to make life a little longer. For Charles Hess, it was just a matter of living, and the years kept coming.
Saturday, there was time for one more. Number 106.
During that time, Hess worked with the Army Corps of Engineers during WWII. As the last living member of his immediate family, it's the rest of his family that's kept him going
"That had a lot to do with his longevity," son Charles Jr. said, "He had a lot to look forward to and he was proud of my mom -- his wife -- and it helped his outlook and helped him be happy."
To reach 106, surely there has to be a secret. For Hess, though, it's quite simple. and we just had to ask and discovered the answer was quite simple. Mostly keep living, keep waking up every morning."
He's got no plans to slow down now; at least not for the next few years.
"I'm going to live about 4 more years," he said, jokingly adding, "I think that's enough; I think the world is through with me."
Not by a long shot.