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My personal meetings with SCs:
1) 1996: meeting with Eleonora Casagrande (ITA, 09.07.1886-06.06.1997, 110) in Genoa, Liguria;
2) 17 June 2013: meeting with Maria Gravigi de Candia (ITA, 03.03.1900-15.08.2013, 113) in Udine, Friuli-Venezia Giulia;

3) 10 December 2013, September 2014, August 2015 and August 2016: meetings with Emma Morano (ITA, 29.11.1899-15.04.2017, 117) in Verbania, Piedmont;

4) September 2015: meeting with Maria Teresa Fossati (ITA, 09.09.1905-13.11.2016, 111) in Genoa, Liguria;
5) March 2019 and March 2020: meetings with Iasir Gallesi (ITA, 14.07.1909-12.10.2020, 111) in Rome, Lazio;

6) 2 October 2022: meeting with Rosa De Vita (ITA, 08.02.1911-Living, 111) in Moio della Civitella, Salerno, Campania (see video of her at the bottom of this page);
7) 3 October 2022: meeting with Augusta Giontella (ITA, 07.08.1912-23.10.2022, 110) in Melezzole of Montecchio, Terni, Umbria.

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1. Jadwiga Szubartowicz (16 Oct 1905 - 20 Jul 2017) - 16 Oct 2015

2. Emma Morano (29 Nov 1899 - 15 Apr 2017) - 12 Dec 2015

 

3. Carl Mattsson (9 Mar 1908 - 24 Jul 2019) - 18 Jul 2019


   
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Two different supercentenarians met in two days, well done Ale.

And congratulation to both of you on spending time with the legendary Emma Morano, our last link with the 1800s.


   
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Posted by: @ale76

My personal meetings with SCs:
1) 1996: meeting with Eleonora Casagrande (ITA, 09.07.1886-06.06.1997, 110) in Genoa, Liguria;

 

Wow, you already met a supercentenarian 26 years ago! Would you happen to have pictures of this meeting?

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My personal meetings with SCs:
1) 1996: meeting with Eleonora Casagrande (ITA, 09.07.1886-06.06.1997, 110) in Genoa, Liguria;

 

Wow, you already met a supercentenarian 26 years ago! Would you happen to have pictures of this meeting?

Magari 😀 🤩

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Did the 1996 meeting start your interest in supercentenarians Ale?

Or were you involved before that?

 


   
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@chrisr well, meeting "la signora Nora" and his brother Giovanni Battista "Bacci" (1899-2000, buried near my grannies) was a further inspiration (after my grandfather and his brothers).

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Video of "Zia" Rosa De Vita (ITA, 08.02.1911-Living, 111) in Moio della Civitella, Salerno, Campania (ITA), on 2 October 2022 (with my voice).

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 Meeting with "Nonna Marietta" Augusta Giontella (ITA, 07.08.1912-Living, 110) on 3 October 2022 in Melezzole of Montecchio, Terni, Umbria (ITA).

 

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Has someone else pictures of his meetings with supercentenarians? Marco?

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@ale76 I've never met any supercentenarian. 🙃

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@marco that was a bit unexpected.


   
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@930310 I'm not sure I understand your comment here. SCs are quite rare, their privacy - especially in NL - is respected, and I myself would feel very uncomfortable contacting SCs' relatives (as a complete stranger to them) to ask if I could meet their (grand)parent. I don't know, it just feels... weird, I guess.

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@marco of course privacy should be respected. Still, the opportunity to meet and interview someone who has accomplished a very succesful ageing is something I wouldn't want to miss. 

Usually most relatives think it's great that someone wants to meet and/or talk with their grandparent.


   
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Both perspectives have their place and merit I believe.

it tends to be up to the individual’s preferences.


   
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@marco of course privacy should be respected. Still, the opportunity to meet and interview someone who has accomplished a very succesful ageing is something I wouldn't want to miss. 

Usually most relatives think it's great that someone wants to meet and/or talk with their grandparent.

I concur that meeting a supercentenarian is a wonderful occasion that one will cherish for a long time, but so far I have yet to meet relatives who are eager for "fans" to meet their relatives. 🙃

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@marco of course privacy should be respected. Still, the opportunity to meet and interview someone who has accomplished a very succesful ageing is something I wouldn't want to miss. 

Usually most relatives think it's great that someone wants to meet and/or talk with their grandparent.

I concur that meeting a supercentenarian is a wonderful occasion that one will cherish for a long time, but so far I have yet to meet relatives who are eager for "fans" to meet their relatives. 🙃

In Italy relatives usually invite us to meet their SC....the problem for us is the lack of money or time for the trip..

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it’s funny how cultures can differ.

We’d really struggle to achieve that sort of invitation from most people or families here in Australia.

 


   
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it’s funny how cultures can differ.

We’d really struggle to achieve that sort of invitation from most people or families here in Australia.

 

In the Netherlands, this would also be difficult. We don't quickly invite strangers (or people in general) over - let alone allow them to stay for dinner!

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@marco when Waclaw Jan and I met Jadwiga Szubartowicz it was actually hard to leave. She treated us to dinner and we had to eat serving after serving. They showed us tremendous hospitality.


   
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@930310 It really makes me wonder why Dutch culture is so different in that regard...

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Japan is also culturally similar to the Netherlands in this regard. However, as a researcher, I would like to meet and interview Japanese SCs someday.


   
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Ale’s meeting with Augusta Giontella on 3rd October will be an even more special memory now, given her passing just 19 days later.

 


   
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@chrisr Thank you, dear friend, for your words.

 

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My personal meetings with SCs:....

7) 3 October 2022: meeting with Augusta Giontella (ITA, 07.08.1912-23.10.2022, 110) in Melezzole of Montecchio, Terni, Umbria.

Updated. Riposa in pace cara Nonna Marietta 😭 😭 😭

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Posted by: @ale76
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My personal meetings with SCs:....

7) 3 October 2022: meeting with Augusta Giontella (ITA, 07.08.1912-23.10.2022, 110) in Melezzole of Montecchio, Terni, Umbria.

Updated. Riposa in pace cara Nonna Marietta 😭 😭 😭

She seemed decently strong in those photos from your meeting, so it was surprising to me that she passed away only a few weeks later. Do you know what her cause of death was?

Profile picture: Marita Camacho Quiros (1911-Present)


   
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@mendocino She passed away peacefully without suffering. In few hours she passed away as a candle when it goes out...

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