GIRLFRIEND OF THE WEEK: Mildred Jordan 100 Years Young Treats Reddit Users to Personal Interview

Screen grab at Imgur: property of FtFlyer

What’s better than turning 100 years old? Having a great-grandson that understands the treasures you have to offer and giving thousands access to her experience. Reddit User fthflyer posted this today:

“Note from my great grandson: Ask my 101 year old great grandma anything! I’ll read her the questions and type her answers exactly as given. I reserve the right to ignore any questions that I feel are inappropriate. We will start answering questions at 12:30 GMT ASK AWAY!” 

He offered proof via a story in the Denver Post and a photo of he and he “wonderful grandma:”

EDIT: Proof I’ll also be posting a picture and a video later.

PHOTO PROOF Sorry its not dated…

One Reddit user asked: “What is one piece of advice you wish to pass down on someone in their 20’s?”

Mrs. Jordan’s response: “Don’t ever give up. You are young and there will be hard times ahead. Don’t give up. Don’t ever”

Here’s another great question, questions actually and I don’t blame them, do you? So much to ask…:

  1. What do you feel was the most important thing that you witnessed in your lifetime?
  2. With all the advances technology has made in the last 100 years how do you feel trying to keep up with this almost constant change?
  3. If you had the power to relive any moment in your life again what would you choose?
  4. Any advice on making it past 100?

haha thanks for doing this. Ive always had these questions for someone who has been able to witness so much in their lifetime.

I love her answers:

  1. The Moon landing
  2. Very lost. Its not easy. Keep an open mind and things seem less strange.
  3. Truthfully, any day with my husband. He was the best man I ever met.
  4. Always listen to the other person. You’ll learn something. Try to sit back, because you will learn a lot more listening to others than telling them what you know

She attributes her long, happy life to naps! I think this means I will live to be 100, too. I’m trying to find any stories on women and suffrage, but I can’t seem to find anything although I probably need fthflyer to help me through the thread maze of Reddit. After nearly three hours, she gets tired of all the questions, for now. The post makes it to the front page of Reddit and my Alexa tool bar. It’s nice to know people still seek out the past. The final part of fthflyer’s post reads:

She had such a fantastic time doing this today. I’m trying to tell her how big a deal the front page is. She wants to thank you for your questions!

If he only knew what he did for all of us today. Thanks for sharing your wonderful grandmother.

There’s more to see! Take some time to read Mrs. Jordan’s answers.