Woman celebrates 104th birthday in Appleton

CREATED Nov. 7, 2013 - UPDATED: Nov. 8, 2013

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APPLETON - A woman from Appleton has seen two World Wars, watched as man took flight and eventually landed on the moon, and can remember it all like it was yesterday.

Thursday, Rachel Connely turned 104 years old.

Family and friends gathered to celebrate her birthday in Appleton.

Her secret to staying young? An occasional shot of brandy and treating everyone with respect.

Rachel lived in the same home in Outagamie County for more than 100 years.

Later this week, more guests will arrive from California to help her celebrate.