Death accompanies Bonaria – all three of her children died early and she has been a widow for over 40 years. She has dedicated her life to Our Lady of Lourdes and placed her life in the hands of God. She lives with a carer as she no longer has any direct relatives, but her friends and neighbours visit her daily.
She has worked hard, but her passion is and has been reading. Her memory has been excellent since her childhood and she forgets nothing.
She states that in her life, she has never been ill and she has never had any cream or make-up on her face.
She eats what is put on the table and takes short walks every day.
Her recipe for a long life: „Be patient and always work!


photos: René Schwerdtel for Wissner-Bosserhoff