(and it looks like he has a real beer in his hand as well
SPRIGHTLY Edgar Moore still loves a beer at 100 years old ó after sinking a mind-boggling 62,780 PINTS down the years.
The retired farm worker has supped two glasses every day since he left school at 14.
And he says he has never been sozzled ONCE.
Edgarís huge total would cost him £87,000 at todayís prices ó but he insists itís been money well spent.
He said yesterday: ìIíve enjoyed a couple of pints of mild every single day since I started work, and I think itís kept me young.
ìWhen you tot up the cost it sounds a fortune ó but itís a small price for all the enjoyment.
ìThereís nothing like having a natter with the lads and a laugh with the barmaids.
ìIíve got a dodgy knee, but I still manage to walk half a mile backwards and forwards to the pub at lunchtime.î
Edgar, bought his first beer by fellow farmhands in 1916, didnít miss a session for 61 years at the Mill Road club in S#horpe, North Lincs.
After moving in 1981 he shifted his allegiance to the Pied Piper two miles away and still rolls up each lunchtime.
Regulars celebrated his 100th birthday with a karaoke party on Saturday.
Edgar always times his arrival for happy hour, when the price of mild falls from £1.71 to £1.40.
He added: ìI always have two pints, never more. It perks me up no end.î
The only time Edgar went on a bender was when wife Ada died ten years ago. He said: ìIt hit me badly. I began having four pints a day and gambling on
ìLuckily my pub pals got me on the right track and I was soon back to my two-pint routine.î
[Edited on 6-11-2002 by Netchicken]