100 years old never looked so good

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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) A life worth celebrating, on this day 100 years ago, Hallie Odessa Dixon, also known as the 'Energizer Bunny,' was born.

Back when Dixon was born in 1916, a loaf of bread cost you 7 cents, a car would run you about $400, 8% of homes had a telephone, and German Zeppelins bombed Paris for the first time.

On Friday, Hallie celebrated her 100th birthday in style surrounded by her 11 kids, 66 relatives and big band at the Anchorage Senior Center.

Hallie has lived in anchorage since 1951, fighting for our country during WW2.

Throughout the war, she was stationed at Sanford Naval Air Station in Florida where she worked as a telegrapher, decoding and encoding top secret ship to shore messages.

Although she's experienced a lot in her 100 years of life, she says her greatest accomplishment is her family.

"The best thing in life ever is when I got married had children, all of my family, and they're still here god bless them," said Dixon. "That's the best thing in life."

While few of us will ever understand what 100 feels like, Hallie's daughter Rita Lindow says it's her mother's faith in god that and her loving 66 year long marriage to her husband that carried her through the ups and downs of life.

Hallie isn't the oldest of her brothers and sisters, she has a 101 year old sister currently living in Michigan.