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Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.


The oldest woman alive according to the Guinness Book of World Record

A recent census found a 130-year-old woman, Sakhan Dosova. She is 16 years older than the oldest known human currently living.

The Guinness folk are busy trying to confirm her age.

Sakhan Dosova’s passport says she was born on March 27, 1879.

That same year Edison invented the light bulb and Stalin and Einstein were born.

She had ten children.

She attributes her longevity to staying away from sweets, and the doctor.

She likes cheese and yogurt and says her sense of humor has kept her young at heart.

“I don’t have any special secret,” she said. “I’ve never taken pills and if I was ill, I used granny’s remedies to cure me.

“I have never eaten sweets, I don’t like them. But I love kurt (a salty dried cottage cheese) and talkan (ground wheat).”

Sakhan Dosova has been married twice and it is believed she was widowed at the Battle of Stalingrad during World War II.

Only three of her children are alive. They have to be in their 90s or better.

So, what else can a person want who has lived 130 years and became a nun? How about, to live eternally.

I can hear the critics now, “But, didn’t the Bible say humans wouldn’t live beyond 120 years?”


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