Besse Cooper is an adorable example of how living a healthy lifestyle is closely related to longevity. She just celebrated her 116th birthday, and as she says: ”I mind my own business, and I don’t eat junk food.” Two simple lessons we could all apply.
Let Besse Cooper be an example and an inspiration to all of us. Congratulations Besse!!
- WORLD’S OLDEST PERSON BESSE COOPER TURNS 116
- AUGUST 27, 2012
- BY: JOANN SCHEFFLERWorld’s oldest person Bessie Cooper celebrates her 116 birthday.Credits:Yahoo News/Walton Tribune
Besse Cooper, just turned 116 years old and is the World’s oldest person according to the Guinness Book of World Records.
Yahoo News reported on Monday, that Besse Cooper is celebrating an amazing 116 years on this planet on birthday on Sunday, August 26. Instead of cramming 116 candles on to her cake, Besse Cooper opted to us numbers to honor her birthday.
Guinness World Record’ claims that Besse Cooper is one of only eight people to have reached age 116.
Cooper’s home town in Monroe, Georgia named a bridge after Besse Cooper to honor her great achievement. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Friday, August 24 for the bridge opening according to the Walton Tribune.
Cooper’s son Sidney Cooper spoke with the Walton Tribune saying: “The older she has gotten the more wittier she has gotten. Sidney Cooper attended the bridge opening in honor of his mother Besse who was unable to attend.
Relaying a message sent from his elderly mother, Sidney Cooper said that “I’m glad I gave them a reason to name it.”
The Guinness Book Of World Records certified Besse Cooper as the world’s oldest person in January 2011, Besse had to give up her title briefly when it was discovered that Brazilian -born Maria Gomes Valentin was 48 days older than Besse.
Six months later after Valentin passed away Besse Cooper was reinstated as the title holder. Besse was born in Sullivan, Tenn, and moved to Monroe during World War 1 to become a teacher. In 1924 Besse married her true love Luther and had four children.
Today Besse Cooper has 12 grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren and great- great- grandchildren, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.
Besse Cooper has shared her secret to living 116 years, saying: “I mind my own business, and I don’t eat junk food.”
Sounds as if there are a great many that do with following the wise advice of the Guinness Book World’s oldest woman Besse Cooper.
Here to celebrating birthday 117 Besse!