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Your Oldest Relative

Thu Aug 28, 2003 9:25 pm

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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RE: Your Oldest Relative

Thu Aug 28, 2003 9:47 pm

50ish I guess, everyone else is dead.
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RE: Your Oldest Relative

Thu Aug 28, 2003 9:58 pm

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

Thu Aug 28, 2003 10:24 pm

My great grandfather was 93, but he died last month.
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RE: Your Oldest Relative

Fri Aug 29, 2003 12:12 am

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
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RE: Your Oldest Relative

Fri Aug 29, 2003 12:44 am

My grandmother will turn 89 in Nov

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RE: Your Oldest Relative

Fri Aug 29, 2003 12:55 am

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

Fri Aug 29, 2003 1:06 am

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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RE: Your Oldest Relative

Fri Aug 29, 2003 1:12 am

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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RE: Your Oldest Relative

Fri Aug 29, 2003 1:14 am

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.

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RE: Your Oldest Relative

Fri Aug 29, 2003 4:52 am

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.


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RE: Your Oldest Relative

Fri Aug 29, 2003 5:59 am

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

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RE: Your Oldest Relative

Fri Aug 29, 2003 1:53 pm

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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RE: Your Oldest Relative

Fri Aug 29, 2003 5:09 pm

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...
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RE: Your Oldest Relative

Fri Aug 29, 2003 8:20 pm

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.
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RE: Your Oldest Relative

Sat Aug 30, 2003 2:58 am

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!

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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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RE: Your Oldest Relative

Sat Aug 30, 2003 4:25 am

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.

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RE: Your Oldest Relative

Sat Aug 30, 2003 4:36 am

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!

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RE: Your Oldest Relative

Sat Aug 30, 2003 5:35 am

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....

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RE: Your Oldest Relative

Sat Aug 30, 2003 1:39 pm

My grandfather is 101, my grandmother is 98.
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