Article by Macy Williams, Editorial Assistant

My great-grandfather is 99 years old, and living almost a century has taught him a thing or two. Andy Anderson's life story is one for the big screen — he met my great-grandmother on a Saturday, and they married on the following Saturday. They stayed together until my grandma took her last breath 67 years later. In between those 67 years, they had two children, adopted another son, and were the greatest party throwers in the county (we have the pictures to prove it).

…Grandpa Cheese has taught me a lot about life. I could think of no better person to give the world a few life lessons than him. Here's what he has learned in his 99 years.

1. Always maintain a good sense of humor.

10. Eat sausage every day – it worked for me.

11. Your life is delicate, and if you neglect yourself, you'll spoil. That's what cheese taught me.

19. Make sure you're doing what you love; dont't be afraid to follow those dreams you have for yourself.

Read Grandpa Cheese's 25 Life Lessons at