A 106-year-old woman from Atlanta has said that being mentioned in Barack Obama's speech following presidential election results this week was "real nice".
Ann Nixon Cooper, who has lived in her Atlanta home since 1937, said that she had had all the excitement one could expect from an accolade such as this.
In addition, with Ms Cooper in food health apart from the use of a walker, she is also a good advertisement for retirementhomes.com/homes/Active_Lifestyle/index.html" target="_self">active living among US seniors.
Mr Obama first got in contact with her after CNN featured her early voting with Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin last month and was quick to take her advice on smiling more, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Then in his acceptance speech on Tuesday (November 4th), he said: "She was born just a generation past slavery; a time ... when someone like her couldn't vote for two reasons - because she was a woman and because of the color of her skin."
Ms Cooper later said she never believed she would see a black president in her lifetime and that it showed things could change, which she was glad to know.
Meanwhile, Mercury News reports that 103-year-old Norm Peters has been casting his vote in every election since Herbert Hoover became the 31st president in 1929.