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America's oldest living woman dies in Fla.

Born in 1899.

by Anonymousreply 3104/02/2013

I can't wait for the first truly plastic person like Joan Rivers to make the list.

by Anonymousreply 104/02/2013

Wow, she really watched that state get totally fucked in the ass, again and again.

by Anonymousreply 204/02/2013

Was she the last American born in the 19th century?

by Anonymousreply 304/02/2013

There are only ten people left in the world who were born in the 19th century.

Kind of a chilling thought.

by Anonymousreply 404/02/2013

And Grace Jones is #10. Wow, she looks terrific!

by Anonymousreply 504/02/2013

Yet Cheryl's pussy lives on. Why, God?

by Anonymousreply 604/02/2013

r4, why do you think it's a chilling thought?

by Anonymousreply 704/02/2013

I was born late in the 20th century so I find this list interesting, if I live to 115 the year will be 2105....better have my flying car and bubble butt boyfriend.

by Anonymousreply 804/02/2013

I keep thinking the WWII vets must be down to their dwindling numbers. All in their late 80s or older now.

by Anonymousreply 904/02/2013

Look at how many of the top 10 are from the U.S. I guess this country was healthy and wealthy, once.

by Anonymousreply 1004/02/2013

I would never want to live this long.

by Anonymousreply 1104/02/2013

Is the word "living" really necessary? Even before she died? Otherwise, the first Native American woman would be "America's Oldest Woman" (dead for centuries though she may be).

by Anonymousreply 1204/02/2013

R8, you'll have a bubble top car and a flying boyfriend.

by Anonymousreply 1304/02/2013

Poor Michael Douglas must be so distraught.

by Anonymousreply 1404/02/2013

I am going to miss Madge. Truly the end of an era.

by Anonymousreply 1504/02/2013

I'm scared for the new oldest living woman. That title seems to be a death sentence.

by Anonymousreply 1604/02/2013

The 19th century ended Dec. 31 1900.

by Anonymousreply 1704/02/2013

Did she ever do granny porn?

by Anonymousreply 1804/02/2013

What was on her Victrola?

by Anonymousreply 1904/02/2013

So, after I read the article about the old woman, I saw a link to this story below.

I had a whole "Imitation Of Life" moment...kinda.

by Anonymousreply 2004/02/2013

[quote]What was on her Victrola?

"The Hearse Song"

The worms crawl in, the worms crawl out,

The worms play pinochle on your snout.

by Anonymousreply 2104/02/2013

I'm no longer impressed by centenarians anymore as more and more came of age in the "modern era" (post-WWI). I mean, 100 years ago was 1913. When that person was my age (33) it was 1946. It's not so impressive.

Not like when I was 8 and my dad's church would visit nursing homes and there were a couple centenarians and even one or two supercentenarians. They were born in the 1870s/1880s, making them full grown adults at the turn of the 20th century when (though there were cars) horse and buggy was still the way to go, flying was a pipe dream, movies were in their infancy, electricity was common but not many people had it, and women wore floor-length skirts and corsets. Imagine the 20th century through their eyes and all the changes. Even though I was a kid, I loved to listen to them talk about when they were my age (c. 1880s/1890s). It seemed like a distant time.

Now not so much anymore. Centenarians today grew up with movies and cars and all sorts of modern stuff.

by Anonymousreply 2204/02/2013

[quote]The 19th century ended Dec. 31 1900.

This shit again?

by Anonymousreply 2304/02/2013

My grandmother is 106 and fairly healthy.

by Anonymousreply 2404/02/2013

I read the story at OP's link. What a great profile and beautiful woman she was.

Then, temptation got the best of me and I clicked a link at end of the "oldest living woman in FL dies" and was taken to a tabloidesque type story about "Happy Sindane." It seems Happy claimed to be from a white family but enslaved by a black family. He met a rather unfriendly demise in the last several days. He deserves a thread.

RIP to them both.

by Anonymousreply 2504/02/2013

Was she a smoker? 113 isn't that old nowadays.

by Anonymousreply 2604/02/2013

I can't believe someone could live that long. Considering she lives in FL, it's still the 20th century so I'm sure she doesn't notice the difference.

by Anonymousreply 2704/02/2013

BTW: Why does it seem that whenever there's a story about an elderly woman dying (like local obituaries), they usually have children late in life? Take this Elsie, for example. It states her only child is 72, which means she had him at 42. Wasn't that very unusual then? I was always under the impression that most women got engaged/married immediately out of high school. A few years ago, I was looking at a late great-aunt's scrap book she'd made senior year (1938), and there were pasted newspaper wedding announcements from many of her classmates.

by Anonymousreply 2804/02/2013

I meant "most women THEN got engaged/married immediately out of high school."

by Anonymousreply 2904/02/2013

Women who have children late in life tend to live a long time. There's a link between reproductive senescence and regular senescence.

by Anonymousreply 3004/02/2013

r30 correlation does not imply causation

by Anonymousreply 3104/02/2013
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