Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Must Be An Outdated Picture

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.

12 comments:

San said...

And I thought that waiting for three weeks for mine was bad...

Sandi McBride said...

There isn't too much one could add to this, except thank God she didn't have to be anywhere in a hurry. Bless her, I hope she gets to see a bit of the world now, before the world isn't much to see
Sandi

Akelamalu said...

Where can she go on her new passport? At 109 I would have thought that a trip to the shops would be exhausting!

Craver Vii said...

Poor gal. I hope she still enjoys the trip. I know of a man who toured the USA via train at 104.

Craver Vii said...

Correction. Knew. (removing cap & bowing head)

Dan Mega said...

Cancun baby! Spring break!

pat houseworth said...

What's amazing is...this women was 51 when I was born....and sometimes "I" feel old as dirt!

KaiBlueCreations said...

I can relate, being born in the 1800's is rough..lol.. but I have product.
Great post, I wonder where she went first?
PEace, Kai

Nessa said...

Boy, talk about slow government bureaucracy.

joan said...

I like her attitude because if she is trying to go somewhere it means she still wants to experience life and see the world, good for her. I hope I am still traveling when I am older.

Brian in Oxford said...

A 109-year-old makes a good sucker for smuggling stuff across borders, wouldn't you think? who'd expect anything?

Leendaluu said...

I imagine she had a destination in mind when she first applied but likely after all this time, she's forgotten...

I'd like to lose mine and replace it with one that makes me a decade younger...ah well.