Skip to comments.Anna, 105, Offered Spot in Swedish Preschool
Posted on 11/17/2012 10:08:18 PM PST by nickcarraway
A 105-year-old Swedish woman was surprised recently when she received a letter explaining she had been offered a spot at a local preschool class.
Anna Eriksson, 105, lives in a nursing home near Tierp in eastern Sweden, about 130 kilometres north of Stockholm.
But the Swedes's three-digit age didn't stand in the way of her receiving a letter recently from the Central School in Tierp, letting her know the school had a spot for her in a class of children due to turn six next year.
The school's principal, Marinna Eriksson (no relation) confirmed for the local Upsala Nya Tidning (UNT) newspaper that Anna had received the letter, as had more than 60 other local children.
"The addresses for everyone born in '07 were included in complete lists we received from the population registry," Marianna Eriksson told UNT.
When the labels were placed on the letters, however, no one happened to notice that one was addressed to the nursing home of Anna Eriksson, who is also born in ´07 1907, that is.
"Her daughter got in touch and she and I both thought it was pretty funny. The two of them and I could see the humour in what happened," the principal said.
She added that the centenarian is more than welcome to come by the school for an open house for the families of prospective students.
"It would be fun if Anna Eriksson wanted to come here to meet the school's leadership and have coffee," Marinna Eriksson told UNT.
“Billy Madison” on steroids.
Ah, yes, the old Y100 problem.
I think she should go. The kids probably won’t get it, but just imagine, if she were an American and had a similar opportunity when she was 5, that would have been a person born in 1807 - Jefferson was president and was wondering what ever happened to Lewis and Clark. History is much more immediate than we often appreciate...
I was wondering when Y2K would finally strike! As they say, “well played Mayans”!
Same thing happened to my grandma. My mom takes care of her. She was denied a prescription. As a precaution, the pharmacist said that an 8 year old shouldn’t be taking the meds. My grandma is 108!
Exactly. They must be using an old Cobol or PL-I IBM system with a 2-digit picture clause for date of birth.
They thought they had offed her at 100 and recycled her number 5 years ago. She just slipped through the cracks in the Socialist Paradise of Sweden and is actually living out her life.
Anyone who remembers PL/I picture clauses is a compugeezer.
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