Did you know that the oldest living person was a French woman named Jeanne Louise Calment, who lived for 122 years and 164 days! I heard about her in a novel I’m reading, in which one of the three main characters is a 104 year old woman, who with the encouragement of an 11 year old boy who does some weekly chores for her, decides to become the oldest living person! We shall see if that comes true.
As for Jeanne Louise Calment, she “married a wealthy man and didn’t have to work for a living. That may have played a part in her extraordinary longevity: she was free to swim, play tennis, cycle (she was still cycling until the age of 100) and roller skate, all of which promoted excellent good health…Her diet was good too, rich in olive oil (which she also rubbed into her skin), and she restricted herself to a modest glass of wine every now and then. But she also had a sweet tooth, with a particular fondness for chocolate: she ate almost 1 kg (2 lb 3 oz) of it each week. And she loved her cigarettes…” ~Guinness World Records. Amazing! We should all be so fortunate.
Today was a productive day for me. I made Strawberry Fool (chopped strawberries with a little brown sugar and vanilla folded into whipped cream) for a friend who came to tea, and took a walk after supper. I also glued a postcard from Graphic 45 onto a refrigerator magnet, made a tiny bag from brown packing paper, and turned an old savings account record into a little booklet. EnJoy!