Chicago’s Very Own: 105-year-old Nona Rossi

Sep 19, 2013 973

She was born the year the Chicago Cubs won the World Series and Henry Ford introduced the Model T. Not many people on the planet can make that claim, which is why Emilia "Nona" Rossi is definitely one of "Chicago's Very Own."

Though she's never stood more than five feet two, Nona Rossi always commands attention at family gatherings. "Every day, every year, another birthday comes around, it's just amazing she's still here," says grandson Joe.

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