A very cheerful 118-year-old Mexican grandmother shares the secret of her longevity.
The birth certificate dates from the year 1900, the time of the Porfiriato, in which the Mexican Revolution was already being prepared, in all of Mexico there were only 17 million inhabitants. In 1900, Maria Felix Nava was also born, who on Friday, July 20, 2018, turns 118 years old. She is considered the longest-lived woman in Jalisco.
In July this summer, Mariquita, as she is affectionately called, turned 118 and became the oldest woman in Jalisco.
Despite her advanced age, her family reports that Maria has the energy of a young person: She gets up at six in the morning to wash her clothes and install her small candy store outside her home.
The legacy of this remarkable woman has reached her great-great-grandchildren, to whom she gives advice and blessing.
María was born in Zacatecas but was raised in Jalisco. She said that as a child she went through tragic moments because the Mexican revolution took away her home and her parents.
After this terrible event, Mariquita survived by eating elite plants and drinking water from rivers, until she was adopted by a family.
And although that remained in the past, the pain was again present a few months ago for the old woman, since one of her granddaughters died suddenly, and in addition, she was notified that she could lose her estate due to a debt that has been incurred for several years.
Last year, María Félix lost her sight in her right eye, and that’s not much. However, with her good humor and joy that characterize her, she is ready for her 118 years of age.
It has been 118 years since the birth of Mariquita, and it is precisely that number that could make her a world record holder.
María Félix Navas could enter the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest woman in the world after Emma Morano died at the age of 117 in 2016.