19th Century Girls

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116 years old (World's Oldest Living Person) - Misao Okawa (b. March 5, 1898), Japanese116 years old - Gertrude Weaver (b. July 4, 1898), American 115 years old - Jeralean Talley (b. May 23, 1899), American115 years old - Susannah Mushatt-Jones (b, July 6 1899), American115 years old - Emma Morano-Martinuzzi (b. November 29, 1899), Italian
The five oldest-known people in the world today. All women, naturally.

Born in the 19th century, still going strong well into the 21st, having lived the 20th in its entirety.

From top: the oldest, Misao Okawa, 116 (b. March 5, 1898, Japanese); Gertrude Weaver, 115 (b. July 4, 1898, American); Jeralean Talley, 115 (b. May 23, 1899, American); Susannah Mushatt-Jones, 115 (b, July 6 1899, American) and Emma Morano-Martinuzzi, 115 (b. November 29, 1899, Italian).

G’wan the feisty old dears!

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39 thoughts on “19th Century Girls

  1. rotide

    “All women , naturally”.

    How about photos of the 5 most well paid people in the world. All men, naturally.

        1. Don Pidgeoni

          Damn you evolution for my innate ability to live 5-10 years longer than my beloved!! Damn you to hell!

          1. Clampers Outside!

            Having a bed to yourself isn’t all it’s cracked up to be… you’ve to do everything yourself.

            Ironing sheets, make it, puffing pillows…

            …what were you thinking!

          2. Clampers Outside!

            I don’t Don *sniggers*, not in my own place, not on your life. Must’ve been a memory …used to help me Mum in the B&B back in the day :) Used to get a pound a day for a few hours work, good times.

    1. rotide

      Not in the slightest Don. Women seem to be mad that men are instinctivly better at providing for the tribe though.

      Obvs I’m trolling slightly with this but this is a shining example that people are not equal. It’s also a shining example of how BS would never ever ever use the by-line above.

      1. Don Pidgeoni

        Yes but “women seem to be mad that men are instinctively better at providing for the tribe though” isn’t biologically true

        1. Sidewinder

          The life expectancy difference is more social than biological though I believe, especially for anyone born pre-1950. Their male peers had far less a chance of avoiding physical turmoil or mortal peril than my male peers do.

        2. Sidewinder

          The life expectancy difference is more social than biological though I believe, especially for anyone born pre-1950. Their male peers had far less a chance of avoiding physical turmoil or mortal peril than my male peers do.

  2. K

    More inspirational messages for our children. Aspire to be a supercentenarian and only be relevant or of interest because of your age and the century in which you were born.

    1. Spaghetti Hoop

      John Cleese recently talked about his late mother, who was a centenarian and also a sufferer of depression saying she witnessed all of these historic events of the 20th Century but was miserable throughout the lot of it. You have to wonder how much you’d remember at that age.

    1. Tony

      ‘Fiesty old dears’ seems like a pretty innocuous phrase to me, endearing even. What’s your problem with it? Also, how do you feel about the false teeth blow job comments above? I thought they were really funny but I’d say you’re horrified altogether are you?

  3. wearnicehats

    reminds me of the old joke “why do men die before their wives? Because they want to”

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