Happy 115th Birthday to you!  

Posted by Tony Guerrero

Edna Parker is 115 years old, the oldest living person today.
She was born in 1893, and I'm trying to wrap my head around that.

- President Grover Cleveland was in office the year she was born
- She can remember New Years 1899-1900
- She can remember the Titanic sinking
- She can remember the San Francisco earthquake of 1906
- She was almost 30 when WWI started.
- She turned 50 during WWII
- She's been a widow since 1938!
- She watched man discover flight and get to the moon
- She is older than jazz
- She was already around 60 when Rock n Roll was born

…and the list of historical markers and things she predates gets more staggering.

If I lived to be her age, it would be the year 2081.

Happy birthday, Edna.

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My grandfather lived to be 101 years and 11 months. Born in 1883 and passed on in 1984. Think what he saw in his lifetime! Had 12 kids too! And in 1942 had two grandkids to help raise until 1949 - my brother and I. Lived a busy life. Was a preacher of the gospel. Sharp to the end.

4/20/2008 8:54 AM

I would love to sit and have tea with this lady, she is precious!

4/22/2008 11:30 AM

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