Emma Morano is the world’s oldest living person. Emma celebrated her 117th birthday on Tuesday and she blew out the 3 candles on her cake-one candle for each of the numerals. She then exclaimed, ” I hope I don’t have to cut it! I am happy to turn 117.”

Emma was all smiles. She lives in a one-room apartment in the northern mountain town of Verbania, Italy. Attending her party were her two elderly nieces, a pair of caregivers and her long-time physician. Dr. Carlo Bava said, “Who would have said it?! When you were young, everyone used to say you were weak and sick.” She apparently out lived them all. Dr. Bava has credited Emma’s long life to her genetic makeup and positive outlook. She also has eaten 3 raw eggs & 150 grams of RAW steak a day since she was anemic as a child. Italy, I could handIe but I think that I’ll skip that diet.

Emma was born in Nov. 29, 1899 in Verbania, Italy and has lived on her own ever since 1938- she left her husband because he beat her. Her sister died at age 97.

Italy’s president, read by an official, wished her “serenity and good health” She was very happy with her gifts, including her favorite cookies, which she ate with some milk.

It was a long & exciting day for Emma. She had another party and cake in the afternoon with the town mayor and other guests.

You go EMMA!!!! Until next November 29th. Buona Salute!!

 

 

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