New World’s Oldest Woman

I am always amazed when I hear stories of the world’s oldest living persons. Imagine the change in our world that a person has lived through if they are 117 years old. Many years ago when my dad showed me the house where he grew up in east Dayton I was amazed that the houses on that street had no driveways. The reason of course is that there were no cars back then.

A recent news story tells of a woman who is now the world’s oldest living person at age 117. Violet-Mosse Brown, who lives in Jamaica, tells us that there is no secret formula. She says she eats everything but does not drink “rum and those things.” There is an interesting website and book on “Earth’s Elders” that has many stories on the oldest persons in the world. I recommend the book if you are interested in learning about how persons live so long and want to learn their wisdom.