On November 7, Bessie Hendricks, a Lake City, Iowa resident, celebrated her 115th birthday, making her the oldest person in the country.
Bessie, born in 1907, is said to have witnessed 21 presidents, two World Wars, the sinking of the Titanic, the first moon landing, and pretty much everything else that has occurred in the living memory of any person on Earth.
The oldest of Bessie’s children, who is 90 years old, joined a small group of her family members to celebrate her most recent birthday, 115.
The oldest of Bessie’s siblings, Joan Schaffer, had her birthday on November 6.
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Concerning her mother’s special day, Joan remarked, “I don’t know how you put it into words.”. “It’s wonderful that we still have her. “.
Joan also described how Bessie was made to shoulder a heavy burden while still a child.Joan says her mother passed away when she was around 13 years old.
“After that, she took care of her siblings. Furthermore, she lived directly across the street from the school where she taught, so she had no excuse for failing to go or arrive on time. “.
According to rumours, Bessie even celebrated a birthday at the Shady Oaks Care Center in Lake City. Her kids performed her favourite song, “You Are My Sunshine.”. “.
115 Years Old!! 🎂
Do you know the oldest person in the U.S. is from Iowa? The great-great-great grandmother, Bessie Hendricks was born over 60,000,000 minutes ago, on Nov 7th, 1907. She turns 115 this Monday. ❤
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We used to wheel her around Shady Oaks, and in every room, we stopped at, she would still sing “You Are My Sunshine,” according to Bessie’s son Leon Hendricks. ’.
“And the residents, too, look forward to it daily. “.
According to the Gerontology Research Group, Bessie is the oldest person currently residing in the US. She is also the tenth-oldest person alive.
Happy birthday, Bessie, and many more happy returns to you!
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