OLDEST LIVING PERSON -
Congratulations Besse on turning.
Oh, turning 116.
Cooper, whose maiden name was Brown, was born on Aug. 26, 1896, in northern Tennessee — the same year as comedian George Burns and writer F. Scott Fitzgerald.
The person with the longest human lifespan ever recorded was Jeanne Calment, of France, who was born in 1875 and died in 1997 at the age of 122.
Cooper isn’t really sure why she’s lived so long, but has her theories, she told The Walton Tribune.
“I mind my own business,” she said, “and I don’t eat junk food.”