100 Years in the Same Apartment

Alfonso De Marco was seven years old when he emigrated from Italy with his family. They settled in Eastbourne, East Sussex, England where they lived in an apartment above the ice cream shop his father ran. That was in 1909, and the family had occupied the building for many years already. De Marco still lives in the same apartment 100 years later. De Marco ran the ice cream shop himself until he retired in 1973. Although he could go live with any of his three daughters, he prefers to stay in his home, even at 107 years old.
'My daughters grew up here, and my father lived here, so I cannot imagine living anywhere else, or anywhere better.'

DeMarco's daughter Pierina said,
'He can still get up and down the stairs on his own, and he still laughs and jokes about.

'His sisters lived to ripe old ages as well, so he must have good genes – either that or all the ice cream he has eaten has done the trick.'

I'll go with that last idea! Link -via J-Walk Blog

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Hmm.. That's quite normal in many places of India. But anyways, sounds lucky to have a house above an Ice Cream Palace for 100 yrs.. Does the Ice Cream Palace still run? :D
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