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 Gertrude Baines, world's oldest person, dies at 115 (12/09/09)

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MessageSujet: Gertrude Baines, world's oldest person, dies at 115 (12/09/09)   Dim 13 Sep - 17:09

Bon, après deux mois (déjà ?! Shocked ) de "pause" me voici de retour avec de l'actu !!




LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- Gertrude Baines, the world's oldest person, has died in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 115, according to the home where she lived and Guinness World Records said Saturday.



Gertrude Baines passed away at the Western Convalescent Hospital at 7:25 a.m. (10:25 a.m. ET) Friday, Guinness World Records said.

Born in 1894, Baines became the world's oldest person in January after the death of another 115-year-old, Maria de Jesus, from Portugal, Guinness World Records said.

At her 115th birthday party in April, Baines shook her head in disbelief when presented with the certificate saying she was now in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's oldest person.

"She told me that she owes her longevity to the Lord, that she never did drink, never did smoke, and she never did fool around," her doctor, Dr. Charles Witt, said in April.

Baines, whose grandparents were slaves, worked as a maid in Ohio State University dormitories until her retirement, and lived at the Los Angeles convalescent home for more than 10 years.

Last November, she became the oldest African-American to vote for President Obama and received a letter from him on her 115th birthday, Guinness World Records said. Witt said Baines planned to vote for Obama again in 2012.

Asked why she voted for Obama, Baines said it was because "he's for the colored people," according to footage from The Los Angeles Times. She said she never thought a black man could become president.

"Everybody's glad for a colored man to be in there sometime," Baines said. "We all are the same on the skin. It's dark, and theirs is white."

Baines had few complaints, her doctor said. She fussed about the bacon not being crisp enough and the arthritis in her knees, Witt said.

The smooth skin on Baines' face belied her 115 years, but she didn't attribute that to any anti-wrinkle cream or miracle product, according to her best friend, Lucille Fayall. She said Baines simply washed her face in cold water.

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MessageSujet: Re: Gertrude Baines, world's oldest person, dies at 115 (12/09/09)   Dim 13 Sep - 19:28

115 years old ! extraordinary ! Wink
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MessageSujet: Re: Gertrude Baines, world's oldest person, dies at 115 (12/09/09)   Lun 14 Sep - 19:13

That is really nice that Barack sent her a letter for her 115th birthday. She must be very glad to see the evolution of Black people as she was there at the beginning with Rosa Parks and then Martin Luther King.
Perhaps we could tell the story of Rosa Parks and then the evolution of Black people in politic,...

One thing interesting in the life of Baines we must do "she never did drink, never did smoke, and she never did fool around." If you want to beat the record you know what to do now (or better what not to do)!

PS: I hope I don't make mistake, tell me, it will help me to improve thanks
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MessageSujet: Re: Gertrude Baines, world's oldest person, dies at 115 (12/09/09)   Mer 16 Sep - 8:26

interesting Honey!
I will send you (by PM) the mistakes i've noticed (almost none) tonight because now i'm leaving for Uni.

PS: I might be the one to beat her, I'm doing (or rather not doing) the same thing !! lol!


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MessageSujet: Re: Gertrude Baines, world's oldest person, dies at 115 (12/09/09)   Mer 16 Sep - 10:54

I think I'll start to smoke and drink because I don't want to live until 116! She was courageous.
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MessageSujet: Re: Gertrude Baines, world's oldest person, dies at 115 (12/09/09)   Mer 16 Sep - 14:20

But just for make sure Jeanne Calmant was not 121?
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MessageSujet: Re: Gertrude Baines, world's oldest person, dies at 115 (12/09/09)   Mer 16 Sep - 18:55

Jeanne Calment was 122.

You can find some informations [url=fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeanne_Calment]here <--[/url]

this is an interesting quote i've found in the article :
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Jeanne Calment a fumé jusqu'à l'âge de 117 ans et n'a arrêté que parce qu'elle ne voyait plus assez clair pour pouvoir allumer sa cigarette.

PS: j'aurai bien aimé la mettre en anglais mais la version de cette phrase dans l'article de Wikipedia en anglais n'a rien a voir ...
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MessageSujet: Re: Gertrude Baines, world's oldest person, dies at 115 (12/09/09)   Jeu 17 Sep - 20:58

that is really funny lol!
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MessageSujet: Re: Gertrude Baines, world's oldest person, dies at 115 (12/09/09)   Jeu 17 Sep - 22:12

I think Gertrude Baines was in the guiness records because she was the oldest woman alive in 2009 Smile
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MessageSujet: Re: Gertrude Baines, world's oldest person, dies at 115 (12/09/09)   Ven 18 Sep - 12:44

yes, that's exactly the reason why she was in the book.
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