Friday, May 05, 2006

 

128 years?

Photobucket - Video and Image HostingSAN AGUSTIN, El Salvador (Reuters) - Friends and relatives of Cruz Hernandez gathered on Wednesday to celebrate her 128th birthday, a milestone that might make her the world's oldest person.

Hernandez, who relatives say spends most of her time dozing and no longer speaks, was surrounded by some 200 people at her party, some bearing a cake and others dressed as Salvadoran mythological heroes.

According to national records, Hernandez was born on May 3, 1878, in one of the country's central provinces, where she gave birth to 13 children. She now has 60 grandchildren, 80 great-grandchildren and 25 great-great grandchildren.

National birth registry officials sent Hernandez's documents to the Guinness World Records organisation last year but have yet to hear whether the case was accepted.

Guinness claims Ecuadorean Maria Esther de Capovilla is the world's oldest living woman at age 116.

According to the organisation, the longest any woman has ever lived is 122 years. The oldest man was 120 when he died in 1986.

In St Vincent we speak of persons turning into stone,a reference to long life.I think this woman gives new meaning to the saying.


Comments:
Wow, she is like a living fossil!
 
I'm lucky if I live past 40.
 
The most I'm hoping for is 70. Doesn't make much sense living if you're completely helpless. I'm not suicidal, so don't even think it.
 
What, no pic?
 
if they used to pay ya fa living she living so long she would be getting time an a half or double time by now :-)
 
Damn......a century and a quarter.

Phew!!!
 
You know I was hoping for a picture too.
 
Ok,found one and I suppose she looks ok for a 120 something yr old
 
Wow! She is one of the fortunate few.
 
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