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Old 12-05-12, 11:33 AM   #1
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Besse Cooper passed

My best friend's grandmother, Mrs. Cooper passed away at the age of 116. She was the oldest person on the planet, and was the 8th oldest person ever.

There are only six people left who were born in the 19th century.
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I can't even begin to fathom the changes she saw during her lifetime..
the automobile
the computer
cable television.....................
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Old 12-05-12, 11:47 AM   #3
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I can't even begin to fathom the changes she saw during her lifetime..
the automobile
the computer
cable television.....................
That was my thought exactly when I heard of her passing on the news. 1896 for Christ's sake!
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Old 12-05-12, 11:51 AM   #4
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I can't even begin to fathom the changes she saw during her lifetime..
the automobile
the computer
cable television.....................
The airplane, The Great War, WWII, suffrage, the Great Depression, both the advent of tv and radio...
When she moved to Georgia she and her family floated down the rivers on a raft. They homesteaded her farm by the Alcovy.
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Old 12-05-12, 12:02 PM   #5
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The airplane, The Great War, WWII, suffrage, the Great Depression, both the advent of tv and radio...
When she moved to Georgia she and her family floated down the rivers on a raft. They homesteaded her farm by the Alcovy.
oh man...I had forgotten all about Marconi.....that was the late 1890's.....
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Old 12-05-12, 12:14 PM   #6
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1896, that's the year my grandmother was born. She was the oldest person I knew who saw an automobile before she saw a horse. She was born in Japan of missionary parents, so she never saw either until she took a ship to the U.S. and one of her relatives met the ship in his new car.
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Sad news indeed.

I often think of my grandfather, who was born in Indian Territory in 1905, making him a bit junior to Miss Cooper.

My great grandparents ran a boarding house and he saw cowboys riding in on trail drives all the time. He learned to work on steam locomotives as a trade. By the time he died he saw steam die, diesel electric take over, planes take flight, two world wars, space travel, watched as cars, radios and tvs and computers changed the world.

I believe that Mr. P.A. Sharrock and Miss Bessie Cooper would have gotten along just fine, and my hopes are that they will get to know each other in the great by and by.

Godspeed Miss Cooper, Ma'am.
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The airplane, The Great War, WWII, suffrage, the Great Depression, both the advent of tv and radio...
When she moved to Georgia she and her family floated down the rivers on a raft. They homesteaded her farm by the Alcovy.
You have to wonder if she preferred the older days to modern times. Life is a lot more complicated than it was 75-100 years ago.
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