"He doesn't look 99," said granddaughter Julie Randle.
"No, I look 110," quipped Broomhead. "But my new doctors do think I'm young when I first go in to see them. They think I'm only 77 or 82," he laughs.
Christmas holds special memories of life on the farm when oranges and family times where the best Christmas treats to be found.
"I do remember when my Aunt Mary, a school teacher sent us a little toy automobile that when you pushed it, would run by itself for a few feet," said Broomhead. They didn't have a tree.
He remembers "like yesterday," meeting his wife, Thelma, "It was heaven then.
"I met her at a ward dance, we danced every dance," said Broomhead. "Now there's a case of love at first sight. I never changed my mind after that."
They didn't have a traditional wedding. They rode the street car to Salt Lake City, visited a friend who owned a garage there and then went to the City and County Building to apply for their marriage license and get married.
Afterward, they went home to his mother's house, where family members greeted and congratulated them and sat down to evening supper just like any other night.
"We did go to the Grand Hotel to sleep for our first night, but that was all," said Broomhead.
So many years, so many changes. Thelma has "passed on" but Broomhead's many descendants keep him company. He has two children and their spouses, 12 grandchildren, 59 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
He lives each day as fully as possible, even voting in the 2004 elections. According to records of the Davis County Clerk Auditors Office, Broom-head is one of the oldest registered voters in the County and perhaps the state.
"I was born a Democrat and I'll die a Democrat," Broomhead said. "I've never seen anything to convert me to Republicanism.
"But I'll tell you, when the election's over and the newly elected heads are our representatives, we need to support them. We need to let the debates be over."
He wants his loved ones to always try to "do what the Lord says: love one another."
Broomhead also writes poetry to celebrate his birthdays and other occasions. For his 99th he wrote:
I'm not benign
I'm not divine
I'm just 99.
From seeing his first Model T Ford in 1905 to the first airmail plane landing in Salt Lake City in 1916 to modern technology, Broomhead's personal philosophy is simple:
"I can look back, I don't know anybody I ever hated--I disliked some--but not a sincere hate.
"As long as we part friends, that's the best we can hope for."