Her childhood Christmases and birthdays were far from lavish, Holland recalls.
“We didn't have a lot of extra things in those days,” she said. “There wasn't a lot left over for Christmas presents and things like that.”
From a historical perspective, Holland was 3 when the Wright Brothers made their first manned flight and 13 when World War I broke out.
According to the Gerontology Research Group, Holland is the ninth-oldest person in the United States. The oldest is Jeralean Talley, of Michigan, who turned 114 on May 23. Misao Okawa, a woman who lives in Japan, is the oldest known person in the world, born March 5, 1898.