Skip to comments.Mexican woman becomes world's 'oldest person' - but lost her only proof 40 years ago
Posted on 08/31/2014 3:52:19 PM PDT by SkyPilot
She was 27 when World War One erupted, 75 when John F. Kennedy was shot and nearly 100 when the Berlin Wall came down.
Now Leandra Becerra Lumbreras is celebrating her latest milestone becoming the oldest person who has ever lived.
According to relatives and friends, the chocolate-loving Mexican marks her 127th birthday today.
But there will not be any visits from officials at the Guinness Book of Records she lost her birth certificate while moving house 40 years ago.
Supposedly born on August 31, 1887 the year Queen Victoria celebrated her Golden Jubilee she has attributed her long life to eating well, snacking on chocolate, sleeping for days on end and never getting married, according to her family.
Mexico's El Horizonte newspaper reported that the former seamstress, from the western city of Zapopan, has already seen her five children and several of her grandchildren die.
She apparently has 73 great-grandchildren and 55 great-great-grandchildren.
Granddaughter Miriam Alvear, 43, said: "She is entirely lucid. She blows your mind with her stories from the revolution.
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
And people say there is no way that Noah's family could have repopulated the earth in thousands of years.
Sounds like something from an old movie. Do I believe she’s 127?? Nope...not by a long shot
73 great-grandchildren and 55 great-great-grandchildren, and never married.
In a world rapidly going to hell - thank you for posting a NICE story!
Ages of her 5 children please.....
Here eyes don’t look old enough.
So she out lived all of her children???
Sorry I don’t believe it.
Too bad she lost the proof.
She was born in Mexico in 1887 and she received a paper birth certificate?
I have trouble believing that!
never married and 5 kids, now i know who to blame
Neither do I.
110 years old, maybe, but not older.
Preview of coming attractions.
She’s the oldest drug addict...
If Noah’s descendents really repopulated the earth, the genetics would be so fkedup that his descendents would be in constant state of despair, depravity, and brutality. Oh wait
She would have been the world’s oldest person for the last 12 plus years. One would think she would have been touted in that time period and some refernce would exist to confirm the possibilty if not actual verification by GRG.
She may be 110, but she is not 127.
Children out of wedlock in Mexico is doubtful.
I think she has too much fat on her body to be over 100.
She looks like 80. Ugly as sin, yes, but not 127 years old.
“Where are their birth certificates?”
I knew you were a birther.
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