The 100 / #66: Jaqueline Laffont

#66 Jaqueline Laffont Lyon, France

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About Jaqueline

Tell us a little about Jaqueline (from Granddaughter, Emie):
Woman of the 60s and accomplished mother, I mostly see my grandmother with a big smile on her face while cooking meals from her country. She often talks about her childhood which seems to me very vivid and colorful. Despite her almost 66 she’s very “present-day” (I always try to steal her some clothes). She’s generous as most of the Grandmas I imagine and smart (I’m quite surprised sometimes). She experiences such things whom she can still relate with so many details! Holidays in campingcar around the Mediterranean, all the moves from onecity to another and the lot of anecdotes about Friends, parties, children… I dicover new facts each time I see her.

What one thing are you most proud of in your 66 years so far? 
My children!

What one thing do you hope to do before you’re 100 years old? 
Return to Djerba: a small island in Tunisia where I was born and I spent my childhood.

What do you feel is the most significant thing that has changed in the world during your lifetime? 
Contact and communication between people. Nowadays, the world spend too much time on virtual lives.

What one piece of advice would you give your 10 year old self? 
To fulfill my dream, I would have liked to become a teacher. My mum and I were poor, she couldn’t pay me studies. So when I was old enough she send me to work. I regret it.

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