At 114, She's Seen It All

Emma Faust Tillman is now the oldest person on record. She was born in 1892, and turned 114 last fall. Her parents had once been slaves. A relative says the Connecticut woman was unimpressed by the record. The great-great-nephew adds: "So much has happened in 114 years that there's nothing really that fazes her anymore."

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STEVE INSKEEP, host:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep, with congratulations to Emma Faust Tillman. She's the world's oldest person on record. She had been third oldest until the recent deaths of the two people ahead of her. She was born in 1892, and turned 114 last fall. Her parents had once been slaves. A relative says the Connecticut woman was unimpressed by her record. The great, great nephew adds, so much has happened in 114 years that there's nothing really that fazes her anymore.

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