I am 94 years old and I'm going for 100. AMA.
Or rather, my grandmother has agreed to do an AMA. At 94, she lives alone with no assistance, has never had a major illness, and remembers everything. I have been trying to chronicle her life and feel like I've hit a wall. I'm hoping that new questions from Reddit will help to unlock some of her memories. She says that in five and a half years, when she hits 100, she'll do another AMA.
Just to get things started, here are a few facts from her life. From now on, I will refer to her as Auntie Ellie:
She immigrated to the US from Italy with her parents, got the measles on the way, and consequently quarantined the entire boat for two weeks.
At 18, her mother died and her father abandoned the family. She was the oldest of 12 and left to raise them all.
Her first husband died in World War II.
She dealt blackjack in Reno, Nevada for 30 years.
She has a 60 year old son.
Myself, Auntie Ellie, and my mother at Christmas last year: http://i.imgur.com/P72p4.jpg
Just because it's amazing, here is Auntie Ellie demonstrating a gag gift:
Edit: I'm going to amass some questions for her before answering. I will respond in her exact words, with any of my input in brackets.
Edit2: That's all for tonight, folks. It's 2am and we're sleepy. We will continue this tomorrow and for as long as people have questions. Auntie Ellie says, "Tell them that at my age, you really don't give a damn about much. It's cocky, but I wish you all the same feeling."
Edit3: Thank you so much for the response, reddit! We will be back tonight around 9pm EST to answer more questions.
Edit4: We are a bit delayed, but I'm getting questions together and will start answering within the hour.