World's oldest person (115) has died
January 29, 2009 3:14pm CST
Hi everyone, I just came across this story on the internet and wondered if you were aware of it (please note that the event happened around 2 weeks ago): "Portugese Maria de Jesus died Tuesday, at 115 years and 114 days old. The vegetarian, non-smoking, teetotal farmer had only visited a hospital once in her life, outliving her husband by 57 years, and two of her five children. The cause of her death is either unknown or has not yet been released" I just think it's amazing that she lived that long. But part of me feels really sad that she outlived her husband by so many years, and even two of her own children. My question to you all is, would it be worth living that long if you didn't have the people you loved by your side? I for one know that if my life partner died more than 50 years before me, I can't imagine being happy to continue living for so long.