This Passport Has Taken Me Ages
A 109-year-old Macedonian woman is getting her first passport after it took decades for authorities to check how old she was. Maria Kostova, from the town of Shtip, was born on February 7, 1898, but no birth certificate was issued to her at the time. Local authorities lost their records of her birth and when she asked for a passport more than 20 years ago they said they would have to look for documentation. ``Now I just have to think of what holiday I can have so I can use it,'' she said.
FOOTNOTE: Elder statement.