In recent years, Goldie Steinberg has had three pacemakers, a bout of pneumonia and, for a period of time, was living with an oxygen supply. She has prevailed -- and Sunday smiled as she celebrated her 110th birthday.
"The pleasure of my children, that's the secret," said Steinberg of her longevity after celebrating her birthday with other residents of Grandell Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Long Beach.
Actually, she celebrated twice during the weekend. On Saturday night -- her actual birthday is Oct. 30 -- she had chocolate cake with 30 friends and family who flew in from as far as Colorado and Montana.