Ann Nixon Cooper, 106 years old, remembers a time not long ago when she was barred from voting because of her race. This year, Cooper voted early and hopes Barack Obama will be elected as the nation's first black president. "I ain't got time to die," she says. In the meantime, she watches The Price Is Right and Oprah. She doesn't know the secret to longevity, but says, "Being cheerful had a lot to do with it. I've always been a happy person, a giggling person — a wide-mouthed person!" [CNN]