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.” https://www.cnn.com/2017/04/17/health/worlds-oldest-woman-trnd/index.html 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. https://www.earthselders.org/