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Don't complain, says oldest Slovak woman

ANNA Michalková from Žilina turned 108 on April 19 and is the oldest woman in Slovakia.

Born in 1894, the lady lived most of her life in a family house that she and her husband built in 1932. Michalková is a mother of five, grandmother of 12, great grandmother of 18 and great-great grandmother of two. Michalková walks without assistance, using only a cane. She says she enjoys being with people who live in harmony, who help each other and don't complain about how tough life is.

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