Sounds like a job for a genealogist! Chris, who maintains the great Web site The Genealogue, did some digging with the little information revealed in the first half of the tapeshe never married, her family settled in Newton, Kan., where she still lived in 1978, and her father emigrated from Germany. Using some free databases and a HeritageQuest search, he came up with a name for the woman and he issued a challenge to his readerscan you track down this centenarian?
A half-dozen people (including myself) had confirmed his identification by lunchtime. I won’t give away the answer if you want to try to solve the mystery yourself.