Mrs. Gnacke spent her life in the Siegtal. Her first husband was killed in the war in Russia, her second husband was a cobbler in Herchen.

„I was and am a cheerful girl!“

No children

Recipe: „No one has ever come alive from moping!“

Was very active in the hiking and carnival clubs.

Has lived in a retirement home in Eitorf for 4 years and goes for long walks every day with her 99 year old friend.

Hobby: Gardening – „I probably boil down 300 jars a year!“

photos: René Schwerdtel for STERN / Gruner & Jahr