100-year-old Wisconsin woman and her 3 siblings officially the oldest living siblings in the world
GREENFIELD, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A Milwaukee woman is being celebrated after she set a Guinness World Record along with three of her other siblings.
At almost 101 years old, Geraldine (Gerry) Bulger and all three of her siblings have the highest combined age achieved by four living siblings in the world. Together, their ages add up to nearly 384 years.
"I'm getting used to it. I just accepted it. At first I just couldn't believe it," Gerry said.
Gerry has done a lot in her life time, but world record holder is certainly a new experience.
"Her sister is 97. Her other brother is 95, and Dick -- the one who lives in Sheboygan -- is 93," Gerry's daughter Ginny Cowan said.
Gerry currently lives at Clement Manor in Greenfield. The retirement community held a celebration for her on Monday, March 7. Her daughter Ginny said a family member nominated them to Guinness World Record.
"It's just remarkable that they're all in fairly good health for their ages. We're blessed. I'm afraid I'm going to live that long!" Ginny said
Teresa Gatto is the chief operating officer at Clement Manor. She said Gerry has become a celebrity in the community.
"We were just astounded that we had a world record inductee living here. Everybody knows Gerry and she is walking the halls and greeting people all the time. She attends many of the activities."
She said Gerry also has a lot of passion for the Milwaukee Brewers.
"She makes sure it's known the Brewers are playing that day," Gatto said.
As for the secret to living a long and happy life, Gerry has this advice:
"Eat good vegetables and don't try to get too skinny!" Gerry said.
Gerry and her siblings will officially be printed in the Guinness World Records book in September.