The keys to her long life are reportedly “sleeping for days on end,” never getting married, and fighting.
World’s Oldest Person Alive turns 127
The world’s oldest person, Leandra Becerra Lumbreras celebrates 127.
The Mexican woman was born on August 31, 1887, making her the oldest person documented to have ever lived.
According to her family, the keys to her long life are reportedly “sleeping for days on end,” never getting married, and fighting. What a woman!
Lumbreras’s granddaughter Miriam Alvear told Mexico’s El Horizonte, “She was always a woman who fought. She was still sewing and weaving until about two years ago.”
Lumbreras also reportedly fought in the Mexican Revolution as leader of the all-female group the ‘Adelitas’.
Metro reports that ‘the tragedy of Ms Lumbreras long life is that she has already buried five children and several of her 20 grandchildren, the last of whom died in 2013 – aged 90. She also has 73 great-grandchildren and 55 great-great-grandchildren.’
Mexican authorities are reportedly trying to provide Lumbreras with a new birth certificate after she lost the original about 40 years ago.