As a teenager, Fred was fishing with his grandfather, who was 85 years old, and still wading streams. He asked the old gent the secret to his longevity, and was told that instead of salt and pepper, he seasoned his 3 meals every day with a little gunpowder.
Fred started doing the same, and continued the habit all his life.
Fred lived to be 121 years old. He left behind 7 children, 29 grandchildren, 113 great grandkids, and a 30 foot deep crater where the crematorium was.