When postponing a birthday party and a small child is involved, it can be an excruciating delay. But when the celebrant is turning 112 years old, a postponement can be downright risky. Yet postpone is just what the staff at Grandell Rehabilitation & Nursing Center was forced to do recently for its super centenarian — for more than 10 weeks, in fact. But they had a good reason.
America's oldest citizen, 114-year-old Mary Josephine Ray, died Sunday at the Maplewood County Nursing Home in Westmoreland, NH.