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World's oldest living person celebrates 117th birthday

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World's oldest living person celebrates 117th birthday

Post  Lamplighter on Tue Nov 29, 2016 3:45 pm

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VERBANIA, Italy (AP) — Italy's Emma Morano, the world's oldest living person, marked her 117th birthday Tuesday, blowing out all the candles on her cake. Beaming at the attention, Morano took in the festivities for her milestone celebration sitting in an armchair in her one-room apartment in the northern town of Verbania, joined by her two elderly nieces, a pair of caregivers and her long-time physician.

https://www.mail.com/int/news/europe/4792474-worlds-oldest-living-person-celebrates-117th-birth.html#.1258-stage-hero1-2

I feel like a yoof - and she looks great for her age.   6 nice pics on link.   Happy birthday. Emma.  LL

Also more on this link.   http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-38134004
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Post  bb1 on Tue Nov 29, 2016 4:43 pm

Morano, who is believed to be the last surviving person in the world born in the 1800s, became the oldest living person in May. Italy is known for its centenarians — many of whom live on the Mediterranean island of Sardinia — and gerontologists are studying Morano, along with a handful of Italians over 105, to try to figure out their longevity. Bava has credited Morano's long life to her genetic makeup, "and nothing else."

Yes, that is a nice story, LL. The changes - and upheavals - she has seen in her long life are mindboggling.

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Post  lily on Tue Nov 29, 2016 5:50 pm

Hope that the rest of her life is filled with happiness.  smile
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Post  Pedro Silva on Tue Nov 29, 2016 6:15 pm

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