Saturday, January 3, 2009

California Woman is now oldest person

A woman in California has been named the worlds oldest person. Gertrude Baines is 114 and lives in a nursing home in Los Angeles.

When CNN interviewed Baines two years ago, she was asked to explain why she thought she has lived so long.

"God. Ask him. I took good care of myself, the way he wanted me to," Baines said.

Her only child, a daughter, died of typhoid fever at age 18.

Much of her long life was lived in Ohio, where she worked as a "house mom" at a state university. She eventually divorced and traveled to Los Angeles, where she retired.

She lived on her own till she was 105! What a lady.

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