Born in 1899.
America's oldest living woman dies in Fla.
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I can't wait for the first truly plastic person like Joan Rivers to make the list.
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Wow, she really watched that state get totally fucked in the ass, again and again.
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Was she the last American born in the 19th century?
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There are only ten people left in the world who were born in the 19th century.
Kind of a chilling thought.
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And Grace Jones is #10. Wow, she looks terrific!
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Yet Cheryl's pussy lives on. Why, God?
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r4, why do you think it's a chilling thought?
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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.
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I keep thinking the WWII vets must be down to their dwindling numbers. All in their late 80s or older now.
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Look at how many of the top 10 are from the U.S. I guess this country was healthy and wealthy, once.
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I would never want to live this long.
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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).
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R8, you'll have a bubble top car and a flying boyfriend.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||04/02/2013|
Poor Michael Douglas must be so distraught.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||04/02/2013|
I am going to miss Madge. Truly the end of an era.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||04/02/2013|
I'm scared for the new oldest living woman. That title seems to be a death sentence.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||04/02/2013|
The 19th century ended Dec. 31 1900.
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Did she ever do granny porn?
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What was on her Victrola?
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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.
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[quote]What was on her Victrola?
"The Hearse Song"
The worms crawl in, the worms crawl out,
The worms play pinochle on your snout.
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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.
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[quote]The 19th century ended Dec. 31 1900.
This shit again?
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My grandmother is 106 and fairly healthy.
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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 Anonymous||reply 25||04/02/2013|
Was she a smoker? 113 isn't that old nowadays.
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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 Anonymous||reply 27||04/02/2013|
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.
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I meant "most women THEN got engaged/married immediately out of high school."
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Women who have children late in life tend to live a long time. There's a link between reproductive senescence and regular senescence.
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r30 correlation does not imply causation
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