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Guess Who Is Turning 108 in December !!!!!!!

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Advantage South


Eloise Hause and Ann Allen



NO.....IT'S NOT ME!!!!


Today I drove to Hartford, Alabama with my mom and my brother to take care of some family business.  While we were there we visited Eloise Hause, who is my grandmother's double first cousin.  Two brothers (Hardwicks) married two sisters (Corbitts) and both families had a bunch of children.  Eloise was the oldest and she is 107......and looking forward to celebrating another birthday December 29th!  She and one of my grandmother's sisters, Nina, are the only cousins of this generation that are still living.  Nina is 95, my grandmother lived to 93, and Eloise's sister, Annie Laurie lived into her 90s as well.


Eloise is hard of hearing, but other than that she is in excellent shape.  She lives in her own home and until a few years ago she was still driving and lived alone.  Now she has someone that lives at the house with her in case she needs any help.  She says her doctor can't find anything wrong with her and that her body is perfect!  I guess it must be!


She is still full of mischief and lots of fun....just like my grandmother was!



Lana Robbins Realtor ® Licensed Real Estate Broker
Aloha Kai Real Estate - Clearwater, FL
Licensed in Florida, Washington, and Hawai'i

Hi Ann. She looks great! I hope to live to be at least 102 :-)

Jul 22, 2009 05:08 PM
Robin Dampier REALTOR®
Coldwell Banker King - Hendersonville, NC
Hendersonville & Western NC Real Estate Source

What a beautiful picture of you and Eloise -- and she sure doesn't look her age!  Gosh, all the history she has seen and grown up through!  What does she think of how things are going today?

Sue of Robin and Sue

Jul 22, 2009 05:35 PM
Crystal Kilpatrick
Team Leader -Crystal Kilpatrick Group - Austin, TX
CHLMS,CNE, CRS - Austin & Central Texas Home Sales

Wow!  She looks great at 108.  I hope that I look that good at that age.  Great picture, thank you for sharing.

Jul 22, 2009 05:37 PM
Carol Pease
JP & Associates Realtors - Bastrop, TX
CRS, Broker-Associate 512-721-6320

She certainly looks pretty spry for 108.  Great picture. 

Jul 22, 2009 06:21 PM
Kevin Cavanaugh
Keller Williams Hudson Valley Realty - Tappan, NY
Lic. Associate Broker, ABR, GREEN

Ann, bless her, she really looks terrific!  What's her secret?  Have a great day.

Jul 22, 2009 10:08 PM
Tami Vroma
West Michigan Real Estate Specialist-Five Star Real Estate - Grand Haven, MI
Realtor, Grand Rapids MI Real Estate

Ann--what a cool post.  Wow 108!!  I wonder who the oldest living person in the US is.  She certainly looks great for 108!!

Jul 22, 2009 10:19 PM
Missy Caulk
Missy Caulk TEAM - Ann Arbor, MI
Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate

Great genes, Ann.

Happy Birthday to your cousin.

It would be fun to get some tapes of some of her experiences for posterity.

Jul 22, 2009 11:33 PM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

Good for her...we had a friend who was 107....and swore the shot of blackberry brandy she had every day was what kept her "young"....Eloise needs to tell us where her fountain of youth is hidden !

Jul 23, 2009 12:03 AM
Kristin Moran
Owner - RE/MAX Access - KristinMoran@Remax.net - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio,TX - Real Estate - 210-313-7397

That is complety amazing.  I am glad you still have her in your family.  I can't imagine living that long.

Jul 23, 2009 12:47 AM
The Rains Team
Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners - Hoschton, GA
A higher standard in real estate

Hey Ann, That is amazing to live that long and still be in great health! Happy Early Birthday to Eloise!

Have a great day,

Anne Rains

Jul 23, 2009 02:18 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

My mother made it to 95 before she died last year. She was still raking the leaves, driving, working crossword puzzles, and still acting like my mother. It is great to exercise and eat healthy, but the will to live and grow is what can keep us going.

Jul 23, 2009 02:21 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Ann will you be able to share this with her?  That is amazing to be 108 and in good health....amazing.  She looks happy and content and so do you!

Happy Birthday Eloise!

Jul 23, 2009 02:52 AM
Ann Allen Hoover
RE/MAX Advantage South - Hoover, AL
CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL

Thank you all for stopping by!  I don't think Eloise has a computer, but I am going to try to make arrangements for her to see this.......she will love reading all your comments!

Jul 23, 2009 03:15 AM
Debbie Walsh
SHAHAR Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

What a beautiful picture and thank you for sharing!  Wow they are tremendously healthy women!


Jul 23, 2009 03:39 AM
Carol Smith
Casmi Photography - Mebane, NC

Ann - what an amazing woman!  Please tell her I wish her birthday to be even more exciting than all the others.  Kick up her heels and have some fun!

God bless, Eloise!

Jul 23, 2009 05:19 AM
Patricia Aulson
Realtor - Portsmouth NH Homes-Hampton NH Homes

How wonderful,   Eloise looks fabulous and not at all her age.  What a milestone this is!!

Congrats and give her a hug from me please.

Patricia Aulson, Portsmouth nh real estate

Jul 23, 2009 05:21 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Ann - 108 years of age, and she doesn't look to be more than 80.  She's looking and apparently doing exceptionally well!  Congratulations to her!

Jul 23, 2009 02:06 PM
Ann Allen Hoover
RE/MAX Advantage South - Hoover, AL
CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL

Isn't she a doll?  I do hope I inherit the family genes and will look as good as Eloise! What a beauty, isn't she?

Jul 23, 2009 02:38 PM
Jason Crouch
Austin Texas Homes, LLC - Austin, TX
Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653)

Ann - She looks amazing for 107!  She has seen a LOT of changes in her life.

Jul 23, 2009 04:21 PM
Cristal Drake
Prudential California Realty - Fullerton, CA
Realtor - Fullerton Real Estate

I have never heard of a "double first cousin" but I love your visit, picture and story!  Wow, she looks like she will go on for another 20 years! You have good genes girl!

Jul 24, 2009 03:46 PM