At age 90, no one would dare tell you to quit smoking or drinking, but how do you feel about the moon or "Colored Only" restrooms?

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You will love this story and the soundbytes that go with it. The woman in these clips is so full of life, despite her age.

Imagine all that you would see in 90-years. Imagine the stories you would have to tell. We recently spoke to 90-year old Juanita, who told us she grew up in a Nashville area home and moved out when she turned 17.


Juanita said she lived on 2nd Avenue up until the day she got married at the age of 17.


Her husband died so long ago she forgot the year, but she remained single ever since still loving her husband today. She even mentioned him about 4-times in a 10-minute conversation.

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She told us that she doesn't understand why everyone eats out every meal. She said that she didn’t step foot in a restaurant until after she tied the knot. She said her mom cooked three meals a day.

There were good times and bad times throughout her 90-years. One of the bad times Juanita recalls was when the disease called Polio hit a peak in the 1940’s. In fact, her son died of a Polio infection. She told us that was the hardest thing she ever had to overcome in life.

We asked, “Do you remember the water fountains and the restrooms that were labeled Whites Only?”

She has some strong opinions…

In closing, Juanita said that she has really enjoyed her life and continues to live in the home her and her husband moved into when she was 17.

For now, WGNS will only call Mrs. Juanita by her first name. She told us she did not want to be bothered. At age 90, we don't blame her one bit. She wants to relax and we want her to. 

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