Wednesday, November 11, 2009

More Guiness World Records for Louisiana

1895....that's the year that Maggie May Renfro Thornton was born and her 114 years of life make her the oldest living African-American person in the nation according to the Guinness Book of World Records. It also makes her the 4th oldest person in the nation and 7th oldest in the world. Believe it or not, Thornton also has 2 living siblings ages 103 and 107 and only recently did Thornton's daughter move in with her to help her with household chores...including cooking her favorite breakfast of grits and sausage, which she eats every day. The Minden, Louisiana siblings' stories are being documented by the Board of Cultural Crossover and NBC's The Trio website has a full story and video here. Rock on Maggie May!

1 comment:

  1. Judging by her photo, I'd say Maggie needs to wake up! Cause I think I got something to say to her. I mean, it's early November and I really should be back in school. Um. Uh ... say wha? You're saying this isn't Rod's cougar-babe that used to kick him in the head in the early 70s? It sure looks like her there with the sun in her face. But - then again, it coulda been her little sister. My bag.