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    Default (Somewhat OT) Last woman in US born in 19th century died--at 116

    Maybe some of us will last this long.

    The last woman in the US to have been born in the 19th century just died--at 116.

    She ate bacon every day.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-36285083
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    WOW!!! She makes me feel young!
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    I wonder what Miss Susie's other meals were; whether she was married or had children. But I think the key to her longevity is this:

    Her favourite luxury was buying high-end lace lingerie, her family said. She reportedly once told nurses during a medical check-up: "You can never get too old to wear fancy stuff."



    God rest her beautiful soul ~

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    I like bacon, but never eat it. I should and I should wear fancy lingerie and see if I get at least more spry, even if I don't live to be her age.
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    ((((((agate)))))) ~

    I wonder what Miss Susie's other meals were; whether she was married or had children. But I think the key to her longevity is this:

    Her favourite luxury was buying high-end lace lingerie, her family said. She reportedly once told nurses during a medical check-up: "You can never get too old to wear fancy stuff."



    God rest her beautiful soul ~

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    Rose, I was struck by that: "'You can never get too old to wear fancy stuff.'" Truly a remarkable woman!

    According to this, she was married briefly but had no children:

    http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-w...ed-in-new-york

    This is from a Wikipedia entry about her:

    Jones was blind and partially deaf; she could not say much and she used a wheelchair.[11][15] She only took high-blood pressure medication and a multivitamin.[7][8] She became legally blind when she was 100. She refused cataract surgery or a recommended pacemaker and never had amammogram or a colonoscopy.[15] She met with a primary care physician three to four times a year.[8] Jones never smoked or consumed alcohol.[15] She slept about ten hours a night and napped throughout the day.[8] For breakfast, she always ate four strips of bacon along with scrambled eggs and grits.[17] She also ate bacon throughout the day.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susannah_Mushatt_Jones

    It also states that her grandmother seems to have lived to be 117. I've always heard that if you want to live a long life, pick long-lived ancestors. Longevity seems to run in families, or so I've heard.
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    I like her style!!!!
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    very cool lady I like her style,,
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    Peg, you are getting pretty close to that age aren't you?

    Your lifestyle has little to do with it. No drinking or smoking is a good thing for everyone to follow. But in the end, the only real factor is in the genes. She got those long living traits from her grandmother's genes that were passed on to her.

    But to have know her would have been fascinating. She saw such a big, and important chunk of our history. May she RIP.
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    That was quite a bit of bacon she ate daily, not just a couple of strips of it at breakfast but 4 strips at breakfast and more throughout the day.

    Those who don't eat meat find bacon bits made of soy taste a lot like it but I'm betting she wouldn't have gone near that imitation bacon.

    Maybe she ate very few high-fat foods otherwise. Bacon may have been her special treat, the kind of thing you can get away with if you go easy on fat the rest of the time.

    Wonder if anyone here has had any family members who lived past 90? 95? 100?

    Mid-80s is about the limit for any relatives of mine.
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