We’ve stuck this post in the “Honorary Oakley” section for prosperity. That section as you probably know is all about awesome women. You know we love covering female gamer news here and today we’ve got something a little different. Here’s the story in a nutshell, a poster over at the Racketboy Forums – “Urban Champion-e” – saw a post in an old Nintendo Power (March 1996) titled “Enix Fans Speak Out”. There was a quote in the magazine by one “Edith Jeter of Puyallup, WA.”, Edith stated: “I’m now 76 years old. I may not live long enough to see Dragon Quest VI unless someone takes action soon”. Forum user “Urban Champion-e” decided to see if Edith Jeter was still around and sadly found she died January 3 this year. Her obituary states: “Edith enjoyed reading, playing video games, and was an author of a family genealogy book that she proudly distributed to her family.”
If you’ve done the math you’ll know Edith was therefore 91 when she passed away and clearly still a gamer, given its prominent mention in her obit. The DS version of Dragon Quest VI isn’t released until February 14.
What I love about this story is not only wee Edith (what a cool lady!), but also that user “Urban Champion-e” took time to look into it and then report on it in the manner he did. What a great little story.