Woman, 107, decides to look for a husband

Tuesday 13 January 2009 01:00

A 107-year-old Chinese woman who was afraid to marry when she was young has decided to look for her first husband. She hopes to find a fellow centenarian so they will have something to talk about. Wang Guiying is worried she is becoming a burden to her family since breaking her leg when she was 102 and had to stop doing chores such as washing her clothes. "I'm already 107 and I still haven't got married," she said. "What will happen if I don't hurry up and find a husband?" Born in southern Guizhou province, the child of a salt merchant, Ms Wang grew up watching her uncles and other men beat their wives. "Getting married was too frightening," she said of an era when Chinese women had few rights and low social standing. Reuters

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