The year she was born, William McKinley was president. The Spanish-American war had just ended, the paperclip was invented, and there were only 45 U.S. states.

Josephine Bardelli has certainly found the fountain of youth, and Thursday the Rockford woman celebrated her 107th birthday!

Josephine's friends and family celebrated her birthday at the Independence Village Retirement Community where she moved in when she was 99.

Josephine is a mother of five, has nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 12 great, great grandchildren.

So what's her secret to longevity? She says you need to eat a lot of vegetables and gets plenty of vitamins.