Tarry for the Nonce

December 9, 2005

The Old-Fashioned Kind

Filed under: News — lmwalker @ 4:45 pm

Is living in Ecuador good for one’s health?

Maria Esther Capovilla was confirmed as the oldest living person after her family sent details of her birth and marriage certificates to Guinness World Records . . .

“She’s in very good health, she’s got good sight, is able to read the papers and watch television, and doesn’t walk with a stick,” [Kate] White added.

Capovilla was born in Guayaqull in western Ecuador on September 14, 1889, and lives there today with her daughter-in-law and son.

She had five children, and has four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Her husband died in 1949.

She was asked for her perspective on life and she said she disliked the fact that it’s acceptable for women to pursue men. She sounds like my type of gal.



  1. disliked the fact that it’s acceptable for women to pursue men.

    My gosh, the very idea that women should actively choose their mates without hoping the right person will just happen to come up to them. Ha-rump, indeed!

    Does a woman pursuing a man include purposefully showing cleavage or the like in his presence?

    Comment by Howard — December 13, 2005 @ 7:36 pm

  2. silly man, it’s so much more fun when the guy does the chasing. Makes us feel wanted.
    unless, of course, it’s stalking type chasing. that’s kind of creepy.

    Comment by Alistair A. — December 15, 2005 @ 9:18 am

  3. It might be more fun, but passive actions normally yield “passive results.”

    You can “pursue” someone by just taking an interest in someone. That can be fun, too.

    Now what about this whole “cleavage” thingy?

    Comment by Howard R — December 15, 2005 @ 1:39 pm

  4. what about it?

    Comment by Alistair A. — December 15, 2005 @ 6:19 pm

  5. Um, I wasn’t thinking about cleavage display at any level.

    Comment by laura — December 16, 2005 @ 7:16 am

  6. Is displaying cleavage actively “pursuing” a man?

    Comment by Howard — December 18, 2005 @ 11:45 am

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