Emma, of East Hartford, Connecticut, was an amazing woman.
For four days, she was the oldest known living person. She inherited the crown last Wednesday when 115-year-old Emiliano Mercado del Toro of Puerto Rico died. Emma, at 114, died on Sunday.
But that's not the most amazing part of her story.
Emma had two siblings who lived until they were 102.
But that's not the most amazing part of her story either.
Another of Emma's sisters lived to 105.
Wait. There's more.
One of Emma's brothers hung around the planet until he was 108.
I sure hope someone had the foresight to sneak a bit of Emma's DNA for research purposes.