About My Phuc commune, My Loc district, Nam Dinh province, inquired about Mrs. Tran Thi Hoa’s house (SN 1914), everyone knew the entrance to the house of the oldest old lady in the locality. Locally recognized as being over a hundred years old, Mr. Hoa showed no signs of weak health, tired knees and weasel legs. On the contrary, every day he still walks briskly. The image of an old lady with white hair like a cloud or stealing a basket of fruits from her home garden (na, guava, whip)… going to the top of the market slope to sell has become familiar to the people here.
The hundred-year-old grandmother still “crosses the wall” to play
Mr. Tran Huu Thuy (SN 1964), the youngest son of Mr. Hoa, said that he had 7 children. The oldest child is 81 years old this year. All of his children have become grandfathers and grandmothers. In total, Hoa now has a total of 114 grandchildren and great-grandchildren, in which, her oldest grandson was born in 1970 and is now over 50 years old.
Although there are many children and grandchildren, Hoa lives alone in a 3-room house with tiled roofs built in the 60s of the last century. Hoa’s companion is a docile squid dog.
Mr. Thuy said: “Even though I live next to her, we are also very worried about letting her live alone. However, many times we brought her back to live with me, but only for a while, we didn’t notice that she was back. She ran home by herself. Maybe because she didn’t want to bother her children and grandchildren when their health was still good and they could live on their own.”
Despite his advanced age, Hoa is still very healthy and sharp. In the garden of his house, he still cut bananas, picked pomelos, poked his whip and brought them to the market to sell. Many times, my children and grandchildren interfere with cockroaches, but I still “butter”. A few days I saw the old lady carrying a bunch of bananas, wearing a basket of na, whip, and guava to the top of the market slope to sell.
“Our children and grandchildren, our family does not ask our mother to do those jobs, but we still let her tattoo her garden to exercise and become stronger. As for going to the market, everyone is worried, afraid that the mother is old, It’s not safe to walk on the street, but even if I stop, I won’t listen, I’ll sneak away whatever I say. In the garden, in every season, I bring my own fruit to sell, sometimes a bunch of bananas, sometimes a custard apple, a grapefruit… Many people met my mother to sell, even paying more than the real value to encourage and celebrate her age,” said Mr. Thuy.
In addition to the fact that he “hoes” for a kilometer to sell fruit, there is a true story that Mr. Thuy told no one dared to believe. A few years ago, Hoa’s health was even better than now. Many days, children and grandchildren are away or wake up late, not able to unlock the gate, the old man wakes up earlier, so he “crosses the wall” to play.
Mr. Thuy happily recounted: “A few years ago, when I was stronger than now, in order to keep my mother sleeping at home, I often locked the gate at night. But in the morning, my mother got up very early, there were days when I woke up late. , my mother always climbs the gate to go out, go to the restaurant to have breakfast, go out. My gate is quite high, but he still climbs up and swings around the pillar, then climbs to the other wall and then falls down.”
Using dentures for 40 years, likes to eat vegetables, eggs and is addicted to gored cows
Having lived for more than a century, with many descendants, many people believe that Hoa must have a regular and methodical diet, activity, and exercise regimen to be a centenary and still be sober and healthy. But the truth is, according to the children of the oldest woman in Vietnam today, she does not have any special or special regime. He lives with his family, as normal as many villagers. She likes to eat vegetables and eggs. In particular, the old lady “makes” soft drinks, especially “bull”, every day, Mrs. Hoa can drink a few cans.
Mr. Thuy said: “About 5 years ago, my mother liked to drink soft drinks, especially “bull”, she drank 1-2 cans a day. We also know that drinking a lot of soft drinks is not good, but here is my mother’s hobby, so I just remind her, “soup” so that she doesn’t drink too much.
Thuy said, when she was young and healthy, she wore a basket of fruits and betel nut on her head, walked ten kilometers to sell them in Nam Dinh city or took a train to Thanh Hoa, Nghe An and other provinces. Neighborhood selling for money.
Hoa was only hospitalized once in his life, about 10 years ago (when he was nearly 100 years old), because he climbed a guava tree to cut branches, unfortunately he fell, hit the brick floor, and broke his heel bone. At that time, her children and grandchildren rushed to take her to the hospital. They couldn’t help but worry, fearing that the accident would be a landmark that would change her health. But unexpectedly, after lying in a cast for 10 days, Mrs. Hoa recovered.
Apart from that time, the family has never had to take care of her mother or take care of her because of her serious illness or hospitalization.
His teeth have fallen out so far, he has had to use dentures for nearly 40 years, but Hoa’s teeth still look like real teeth. He also never complained about this.
Mr. Thuy excitedly boasted: “My mother is very lucid, speaks intelligently, asks questions and answers her questions, clearly remembers all her children and grandchildren. In the last two years, she has only been a little hard of hearing. Every day, she still comes to visit. At this age, my mother still walks around, has a straight back, doesn’t have to use a cane to support her. The whole family wants her to always be healthy. , have fun with your children and grandchildren”.
The youngest son added that last year he had just taken his mother to work as a new citizen. Many people can’t help but be surprised to see that the old woman is still so lucid.
The mother’s health is very good, she has never troubled her children and grandchildren. My mother was also never angry with anyone, she was always smiling and always living a happy and sociable life “- Mr. Thuy said.
When asked about the reason for not staying with her children and grandchildren for fun, Mrs. Hoa happily explained: “She can still take care of everything. At mealtimes, her children and grandchildren bring her rice to eat. She also doesn’t want to bother anyone. She wanted to cook for herself, but her children and grandchildren did not agree because she was worried that the kitchen and knives were dangerous, so she had to live at this age, she just wanted her children and grandchildren to always be happy, united and take care of them. together”.
In the New Year 2022, former Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Pham Thi Hai Chuyen, now the President of the Vietnam Association of Elderly, signed a certificate to celebrate Tran Thi Hoa’s life, recognizing that she was 108 years old. Mr. Hoa is the oldest person in My Phuc commune, My Loc district today.
According to Dan Tri
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