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Astronomical question and answer 222

 

Frank L. Preuss

 

How is then Fredie Blom?

 

In answer 83 we had read something about him. Here now more about him:

SA's oldest man feels 'fighting fit and healthy' at 115

If wisdom comes with age, he would be the wisest person in the world, Fredie Blom jokes.

Believed to be the oldest man alive, the oupa from Delft on the Cape Flats celebrated his 115th birthday on election day on Wednesday.

"But I look 44," Blom quips.

Born in Adelaide on May 8, 1904, a young Blom moved to Cape Town. He lived on the streets for months with other job seekers until he found work on a vegetable farm in Philippi.

"I earned two shillings a day. I had nothing before, so to me I was rich," he recalls.

As far as Blom is concerned, he is "fighting fit and healthy."

He doesn't wear spectacles and walks without support.

 

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