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She is 107 years old!

  • Posted Sept. 26, 2007 by Miclaud Viewed 610 times

La doyenne de Sainte-Anne (Martinique), surnommée « Manman Doudou », vient de célébrer son 107ème anniversaire. Elle est née le 21 septembre 1900. L'année dernière elle était encore capable d’entonner avec entrain quelques vieilles – très vieilles - chansons et se prêter au jeu des « tim-tim » (devinettes). Elle est capable de parler de Napoléon Bonaparte comme si elle avait vécu à la même époque que lui.
Cette année, elle est un peu fatiguée. Samedi dernier, nous avons trinqué à sa santé avec ses fils, sa petite-fille, et trois de ses arrière-petits-enfants.

The dean of Sainte-Anne (Martinique), nicknamed “Manman Doudou”, has just celebrated her 107th birthday. She was born on September 21st, 1900. Last year she was still capable of intoning with spirit some old - very old - songs and to play “tim-tim” (traditional riddles). She is able to tell about Napoleon Bonaparte, as if she had lived at the same time that he.This year, she is a little tired. Last Saturday, we drank with her two sons, her granddaughter and three of her great-grandsons.

From left to right: Georges (son) and wife, Guy (son), Aminata (my daughter), Andrée (granddaughter), Anne-Eva (junior mayor) and the 3 great-grandsons.

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    • # Jon

      what a great story!

      congratulations to her and all luck enough to be in her family

      2007.09.26 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Colin

      Congratulations to the "wise woman". 107 and doing well. It would be wonderful, to listen to her stories of her life experiences,,,,,,,,so much to learn from!!

      2007.09.26 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Nadoune

      Avec ton beau sourire et ton beau visage!!!
      Tous mes respects à toi,Manman Doudou,joyeux anniversaire!!!!
      Merci Miclaud !!

      2007.09.25 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Jendayee

      If she can keep on fine I wish her to enjoy some more !
      Love these old wise ones who can tell so many stories.... (even if I'm not a big fan of Nap).... :))))

      2007.09.25 Edited Reply Cancel

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