Monday, August 28, 2006

Born the Same Year as Charlie Chaplin and Adolf Hitler

"In her youth, Capovilla liked to embroider, paint, play piano and dance the waltz at parties, the family said. She also visited nearby plantation, where she would drink fresh milk from donkeys as well as cows.

She always ate three meals a day and never smoked or drank hard liquor — “Only a small cup of wine with lunch and nothing more,” Irma told AP last December. "

The World's oldest person, Maria Esther de Capovilla, born September 14th 1889, died yesterday at age 116.

Read the whole story here.

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