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Post Posted:: April 16th, 2017, 8:07 am 

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Since so many of the public domain books and materials we read here at Librivox are from the 19th Century, I found this story to be quite interesting as well as sad (the end of an era).

Imagine - this lady was the very last person to be born in that century we interact with so much, and live into our own time. What a great life she had and how many interesting things she saw.

RIP, Emma Morano!

https://www.yahoo.com/news/italian-emma-morano-last-known-survivor-19th-century-174058715.html


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Post Posted:: April 17th, 2017, 1:27 am 

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I figure centenarian George Burns will make a point of fronting up to the Pearly Gates, just so he can throw Emma some straight-line about longevity, to which she can respond: "Amateur!"

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