M.P. Long celebrated his 90th birthday with over 30 family members and friends at the home of Cliff and Brandi Chadwick in Powderly, Tex. on Sunday, July 15, 2012. He is shown with his children, clockwise from top, Kevin, Marilyn, and Linda. “The secret to a long life is to be happy with people,” Mr. Long said. “You need to enjoy your friends and family,” he added. See the July 19 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for the rest of Mr. Long’s story.