April 17, 2014

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Florida's quote of the day

| 1/31/2013

"If 110 is like being in the major leagues, 113 is like the all-star team."

-- Robert Young of the Gerontology Research Group

The oldest living American isn't in a nursing home or a hospital or an assisted living facility. She lives in her own condominium just off bustling U.S. 19 in Clearwater.

Elsie Thompson, 113 years and 299 days old, became the oldest American when the previous title holder, Mamie Rearden of South Carolina, died earlier this month at the age of 114.

Thompson, who has lived in the same Clearwater condo since 1971, is now the fifth-oldest person in the world.

Read more at the Tampa Bay Times.

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