EMERSON - Ruth Scott, of Emerson, celebrated her 106th birthday with family and friends Friday.

Scott was born in 1907 and worked as a registered nurse until she got married in 1942.

Longevity runs in Scott's family. She has two sisters who are 92 and 100 years old.

Daughter Nancy Tyrrell says her mother's secret to long life is simple: Doing everything in moderation.