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102-year-old participates in Scrabble competition at Northern Virginia Senior Olympics

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. -

Perfect pink fingernails. A cane by her side. And a will to win.

"Oh, I like winning. Everybody likes winning," says Doris Woodring.

When Woodring tells people she's 102 years old, she always gets the same reaction: "You're lying!" She really has to spell it out for them. That's no problem because Doris loves words.

"Any of the Q words," says Woodring.

At 102, it's her first time playing Scrabble in the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics.

"I asked God to let me come in maybe third," she says.

And she says God has been pretty good to her over the years.

"I've always kept busy and happy and I've had an amazing life really," says Woodring.

She grew up in Kansas. She says her family was the among the first in town to "get an automobile." Woodring says she found a good husband, had kids and grew older, but even today, she says: "I don't have an ache nor a pain. I've never had a headache."

In fact, she says she doesn't feel a day over 90! And adding it all up is something she's pretty serious about. Her kids say she's competitive, so you can bet she's been practicing.

Woodring did not win a medal in the senior Olympics. She was eliminated in the second of three rounds. She says she's not too upset about it. When you get to be 102, not much bothers you. As she put it, "there's always next year."


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