My Grandmother turns 105 today.
She still has her mind, although she can get confused(so can I). She has the macular so she can only see a little. She has a little problem hearing. She can walk if she has someone else spot her by hovering over her. All things considered she still enjoys life and has it fairly together. She has aides around the clock and she manages them like a football coach.
I love her very much and it's hard to watch her slowly deteriorate, but since she's lived so long it isn't that bad.
I wonder how long she's going to stay alive? She outlived her sister (died at 95), her husband (died at 98), her son (died at 77), her sister-in-law (died at 100), her brother-in-law (died at 101) and she has outlived almost all of her nephews and nieces.
Whenever some celebrity dies, particularly the young ones, I always think, "Gee, she outlived another one!". It's kinda of creepy her living so long. I remember a cartoon of a snowman somehow surviving until Summer and these two kids saying, "If it doesn't melt soon, I'm knocking it down." That's my Nana, she's the snowman that survived until June.
I don't want her to die but she had better not outlive either me or my mother. I have to draw the line somewhere.