Sunday, May 7, 2017

Fountain of Youth = Deprivation and Sorrow?

Besides people battling over the release of Prince’s music, there is not much happening in the wills and trusts arena.  Somewhat related, Emma Morano was the last living person born in the 19th century when she died last month at the age of 117.  The NYT has a brief piece on her possessions and possible reasons for her longevity.  

Morano had been married briefly before separating in her late 30s, had a son who died before turning one, and worked until she was 75.  She lived in a two room apartment for the past 27 years, had not left the apartment in years, ate 3 raw eggs per day for 100 years, and usually ate pasta with raw ground beef until she stopped cooking five years ago.   

No points of any significance, just two observations:

1.  The article did not mention a will but I doubt she had any assets any than a few tchotchkes left in her name.

2.  If eating three raw eggs and raw ground beef daily while staying housebound is the secret to longevity, count me out.  I will gladly live a shorter life to enjoy cooked food and going outdoors.

Photo Credit:  Gianni Cipriano for New York Times
License:  Fair Use/Education