116 year old woman dies

@crosschk (822)
United States
December 12, 2006 11:17am CST
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Elizabeth "Lizzie" Bolden, recognized as the world's oldest person, died Monday in a nursing home, the home's administrator said. She was 116. ADVERTISEMENT Bolden was born Aug. 15, 1890, according to the Gerontology Research Group, a Los Angeles organization that tracks the ages of the world's oldest people. Guinness World Records recognized Bolden as the oldest person in the world in August after the death of Maria Esther de Capovilla of Ecuador, who also was 116. Bolden died at the Mid-South Health and Rehabilitation Center, a nursing home where she had been living for several years, said the center's administrator, Charlotte Pierce. Bolden suffered a stroke in 2004, and her family said she spoke little after that and slept much of the time. Family members said this year that Bolden had 40 grandchildren, 75 great-grandchildren, 150 great-great-grandchildren, 220 great-great-great grandchildren and 75 great-great-great-great grandchildren. can you imagine living that long and having all those grand kids and great great great grandkids!!
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@disvachic (10123)
• United States
12 Dec 06
I hope I live that long! I will try to eat healthier.Take care
@crosschk (822)
• United States
12 Dec 06
I will not mind 3/4's of that
• United States
12 Dec 06
That is crazy! I wonder how she kept all their names straight! I hope she made cards for their birthdays and stuff like that otherwise she would have been broke
@crosschk (822)
• United States
12 Dec 06
well, when she was a kid, a penny went a long way, maybe she send everyone pennies, not knowing they were useless LOL