• Monday , 24 July 2017

Wife of former Upper Room editor turns 109

B9315704503Z.1_20150115184542_000_G6A9KRHBE.1-0Louise Baird Short rode a camel in the ancient city of Petra at age 90.

She visited the Great Wall of China at 95.

When she turned 100, she made her last trip abroad to visit Angkor Wat in Cambodia, the largest religious monument in the world.

So no one will fault her if she takes it a bit easy for her 109th.

“We’re waiting for the big celebration at 110,” Short’s caregiver, Fran Fornof, says with a smile.

On Saturday, Short will hit a milestone nearing Guinness World Record proportions when she turns 109 years old. Though it is a challenge to find an official office that can document exactly where Short falls among Tennessee’s oldest residents, she is assuredly one of the oldest Nashvillians.


Read the rest of the story in The Tennessean, by clicking here: At 109, Nashville woman has lived a life full to the brim.

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