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The 100 year old lady at the cemetery

She: "A 100 year old woman on a picture - what for? Why"

I: "Why not?"

"Yes, I am indeed 100 years old." (...) "During 100 years one witnesses much. I have seen Kaiser Franz Josef, down in ... in ... now I have to think - in ... also younger people have to think"

"Yes, me too, and I am not half as old as you are - in Schönbrunn?"

"No, in ... in Prater. I come here in all weathers, every day. My daughter is here, she died at the age of 64 and my son in law, he died 2 years ago. Every day I come here - one has to do something. At this age you will not recover when you stay lying down. One has to fight. I stand up every day at 5 o` clock"


"Yes, I have to. Otherwise I don`t get ready. I make gymnastic for half an hour. I make my gymnastic exercises for staying agile. I have to get my hair in order (she strokes her hair) I have to clean my flat. I do that all by myself. My flat is immaculate. So, now I go with one watering can. Otherwise it is too heavy - I have to go more than one time.

"If you want, I go with you and take a watering can."

"Oh no, thank you. I have to do that, it is my workout"

"If you don`t use it, you lose it"

"Yes" (laughes) "What can hurt any more, it is allready everything damaged. Now I will go"

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Part of: Paseos at Austrian Cemeteries


DMC-G2 - P1480503 23.8.12

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Taken on August 23, 2012