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User currently offlineBNE From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 3173 posts, RR: 12
Posted (10 years 11 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 802 times:

Another one of those weird surveys, How old is your oldest relative.

Last night attended my grandmothers 96th birthday, maybe I could live until I am that old. I am hoping she makes it to 100 so she might get a telegram from the Queen. Say no to a republic until after 2007. Hope the Queen doesn't die first.




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User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 796 times:

50ish I guess, everyone else is dead.

User currently offlineRacko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4856 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 793 times:

My Grandma is 84, and by a long shot the oldest in our family. My Grandfather has been dead for 60 years now  Sad

User currently offlineAmerica west From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 790 times:

My great grandfather was 93, but he died last month.

User currently offlineCptkrell From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3220 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 783 times:

My Mom is 96 and still going strong. Actually, her mental capabilities/capacity far exceeds mine, but from some of my posts, I'm sure that wouldn't surprise anyone...Jack


all best; jack
User currently offlineTeva From France, joined Jan 2001, 1871 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 780 times:

My grandmother will turn 89 in Nov

Teva



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User currently offlineCaptainStabbin From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 775 times:

My uncle is 82, I believe. All my grandparents died a long time ago. Goes to show you how old I am!

User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 773 times:

I believe the odest person ever in my family was about 75. We don't live very long, it seems....  Sad


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User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 772 times:

My great aunt is 92 or 93. She still lives on her farm in Pennsylvania. Sadly, she our last living relative that was born in Europe (Sweden to be precise).


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User currently offlineDavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7363 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 773 times:
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My family typically reach 90 years; my grandmother died at the age of 98 though one of her sisters did get past the century. Current oldest relative is my mother's aunt in the US who's over 90.

David


User currently offlineLoneStarMike From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 3811 posts, RR: 34
Reply 10, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 765 times:

My grandmother in Dallas was born on April 16, 1906 in St.Louis, two days before the great San Francisco earthquake. She turned 97 this past April.

LoneStarMike

User currently offlineEmiratesA345 From Canada, joined Jun 2003, 2123 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 762 times:

My Great-grandmother is 78. My Grandma is 57 and my mother is 37. I'm 17.

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User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6278 posts, RR: 34
Reply 12, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 753 times:

Sadly men in my family live to be rather old, my paternal grandfather is 97. Not sad for him, or my horses ass of a biological father (67). Sad because I don't want to live that long. Damn genetics.

I reckon another 3 or 4 years is enough for me.



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User currently offlineWestjet_737 From Japan, joined Nov 1999, 869 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 748 times:

My Uncle is 95...Sadly he is very incoherant and has lost pretty much all of his short-term memory. The only things he remembers are from 1910-1950, sharp as a tack there. He also talks alot about naked women but that is another story...

User currently offlineBOAC From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 77 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 742 times:

You're relatives are all very young. I have a two Great Aunts, the younger one is 102 and the older one was 107 in June. Proof available if required.


User currently offlineN312RC From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 2682 posts, RR: 16
Reply 15, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days ago) and read 734 times:

My great aunt, born in October 1912 to dirt poor polish immigrants in Detroit. Oldest of 7 children. She's still sharp as a whip and has lived all 90 of her years here in Detroit. Her father (my great grandfather) died when she was 15, so she quit school and lied about her age to work at General Motors in a Stamping Plant (making parts for LaSalles), she was kicked out when they found out, let her back in a year later, and she retired in 1978 with full benefits from General Motors (which they still pay out today, including full health insurance). She lives with her sister (my other great aunt) in Dearborn now. They still get around and manage to make it to Windsor, ON at least once a week to play bingo.

Great cook too!

Other interesting facts:
She never married.
Last automobile she drove was a Ford Model T back in the 20's.. she crashed it in the alley behind their house and swore off driving for the rest of her life.



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User currently offlineGoAround From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 616 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 11 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 724 times:

My UK great grandfather died recently aged 99, six weeks short of his century, following his daughter's death, who was 72.

My Spanish great grandfather died about a year ago, aged 106, the oldest man in the Basque region of Spain! Aupa Juan!

106 years is a long time. A very long time.

GoAround



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User currently offlineNDSchu777 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 419 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (10 years 11 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 721 times:

The oldest relative to live in my family was my great-grandpa. He was born in 1896 and died in 1999 (on my birthday :-( ) at the ripe old age of 102. Although he was physically a little slow getting around, mentally, he was with right to the end. I remember a lot of his stories from when he was growing up, like when he was taking pilot's ground school with the Naval Air Corps during WWI. The war ended before he actually flew. He talked about how he learned how to sew the canvas of the wings and fuselage of a plane and how while he was in school the latest and greatest aviation breakthrough was the use of sheet metal on planes. After the war he became a traveling sales men and on one trip drove a Model T Ford from Wisconsin all the way out to California back in the days when there wasn't much of a national highway system. He was a very interesting man, very kind, and I miss him a lot!

~Nick


User currently offlineRayPettit From United Kingdom, joined May 2002, 608 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (10 years 11 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 717 times:

My dad's eldest sister died last month at 96, but he still has two other elder sisters going strong, including my oldest relative aged 92 - my dad is a mere 85. Their mother died aged 106 so maybe that explains it.

Its strange to think when my grandama died aged 106 in 1983, I had been working for 13 years, yet seeing her husband shortly before he died back in 1958 remains my earliest memory (I was 4). So in the timespan between my hardly knowing how to spell many words to my being an experienced accountant, my grandmother had to live without the man she married. What a thought....

Ray


User currently offlineFDXmech From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3251 posts, RR: 35
Reply 19, posted (10 years 11 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 706 times:

My grandfather is 101, my grandmother is 98.


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