Tuesday, December 13, 2016

N.J. woman, who is the oldest American, turns 114

UNION TWP. -- The same year Adele Dunlap was born, Teddy Roosevelt became the first president to ride in an automobile, Texaco oil company was founded and the first movie theater opened.
Dunlap, who became the oldest American in July, turned 114 on Monday.
Dunlap received balloons and fellow residents at the Country Arch Care Center sang "Happy Birthday" to her. But The Record reports Dunlap didn't appreciate the fuss.
Asked what she was thankful for, Dunlap said, "Gee, how should I know?" As for a birthday wish, she responded, "I've never thought of such a thing. I don't wish for anything."
She assumed the title of oldest American when Goldie Michelson of Massachusetts died on July 8. Dunlap said earlier this year she stopped counting her age when she turned 104.
Dunlap, who has lived at Country Arch Care Center since she was 99, is also among the top 10 oldest people in the world, according to the Gerontology Research Group, which validates living supercentenarians, or people older than 110. She is among seven centenarians living at Country Arch. Click here to continue reading.

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