Tuesday, January 30, 2007

There have got to be about ten people in the world who claim to be or who are reported to be the oldest person in the world. There was recently an elderly man in Cuba who claimed to be really old but, with no proof of his birth, he was technically just another attention starved elderly man.

Still, even if she wasn't the oldest person in the world 114 year old Emma Faust Tillman of Connecticut sure as hell must have been in the top 5 until Sunday when she died. If you think about it, Ms. Tillman actually saw the birth, life and death of Modernism, the terms of 21 presidents and was Katharine Hepburn's maid at one time.

What a trooper.

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