I really love this story. It just goes to show what a love for life and a positive attitude can do for one's health. James Krabbe spent his 98th birthday getting a hip replacement after shattering the ball in his hip joint two days earlier. Amazingly, it was the first time he had ever broken a bone. So what is the secret to his long and healthy life?
A farmer all his life, he maintains a good appetite - he loves sweets, the family says - and a positive, upbeat outlook.
His birthday party has been postponed, but Krabbe says he is looking forward to it and to having an angel food cake with strawberries and ice cream.
With a positive attitude like that, there is no doubt that he will heal fast and live to enjoy may more birthdays.