GRANADA HILLS, CA — Luz Mojica has reached a milestone. As of September 13, she’s 100 years young.
Blowing out her candles, Mojica made her wishes with a grand celebration.
“I’m very happy and thankful to God, that he gave me a long life,” she says.
In her lifetime, which began at the end of WWI, the Samaploc-born Mama Lu came to the U.S. in the 1970s, has had 4 children, three of which are still alive.
The wife of a Navy veteran, she spent her youth sewing and as a stay at home mom.
Her husband passed away several years ago.
She has ten grandchildren and 3 great grandkids.
Mojica keeps busy hanging out at the senior center, playing bingo, and fiddling with gadgets.
“I play piano, sometimes I teach my grandchildren beginners piano lessons, before they start piano, I teach them how to know the notes and touch the piano. And I’m fond of making dresses, wedding dresses. I use to make dresses,” she said.
While the World Health Organization has calculated that the average woman in the U.S. lives to about 81 years old, we asked if she has a secret diet.
Her children believe there may be another secret aside from her no-veggie, Filipino diet: no
boys until she was in her 30’s.
As they hope their mom can have many more happy years, she’s also teaching them a valuable life lesson.
“It gives us the encouragement that hopefully also we will have the same long lives,” says her son, Rey Mojica.