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(Grand Island Independent)   Woman born on Feb 29 hits her 20's   ( divider line
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2003-03-03 11:51:35 PM  
Not even 28 yet...


Whenever I think of the extreme elderly having sex, I always imagine rubbing 2 sheets of crinkled rice paper together...
2003-03-04 12:58:45 AM  
Actually, she looks surprisingly healty for 107. Not so great for 20, but, hey, let's not be half-glass-empty.
2003-03-04 01:26:30 AM  
She's legal!
2003-03-04 05:40:01 AM  
"For some ridiculous reason, to which, however, I've no desire to be disloyal,
Some person in authority, I don't know who, very likely the Astronomer Royal,
Has decided that, although for such a beastly month as February, twenty-eight days as a rule are plenty,
One year in every four his days shall be reckoned as nine and-twenty.
Through some singular coincidence-- I shouldn't be surprised if it were owing to the agency of an ill-
natured fairy--
You are the victim of this clumsy arrangement, having been born in leap-year, on the twenty-ninth of
And so, by a simple arithmetical process, you'll easily discover,
That though you've lived twenty-one years, yet, if we go by birthdays, you're only five and a little bit over!"
2003-03-04 05:41:20 AM  
Anybody recognize the quote?
2003-03-04 05:43:17 AM  
hahaha, it's funny...cuz the 29th...isn't every...year...*cough*
2003-03-04 05:43:26 AM  
Tupping is shagging ewe's. So her name is effectively Esther Sheepshagger. Her son's name Dick Tupper also speaks for itself.
2003-03-04 05:44:49 AM  
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Tupper was born in Topeka, Kan., on Feb. 29, 1896, but she didn't have her first actual birthday until 1904. Although leap years come every four years, there was no leap day in 1900 because it was stolen by Kaiser Wilhelm.
2003-03-04 05:45:53 AM  
I guess turning 29 can qualify as "hitting your 20's"... you know... if you're a moron.

2003-03-04 05:47:30 AM  
So she'd be dickety-five?
2003-03-04 05:50:28 AM  
Damn...Car_Ramrod beat me to it...
2003-03-04 05:53:32 AM  
Puffy999, for some reason it feels satisfying beating another farker to a simpsons reference. but kudos on the knowledge.
2003-03-04 05:54:08 AM  
shes a DBR
2003-03-04 06:01:02 AM  
I went to a girl's birthday party at the weekend who was in her 20s and her birthday was on 29th Feb. Unsurprisingly, she celebrated it on 1st March or the 28th Feb, depending on which was more convenient.

As a result I fail to see why this made it to Fark.
2003-03-04 06:18:02 AM  
Cormee:- DBR?
Doesn't bone regularly?
Dry beavered ratbag?
Droopy boobed (w)rinkly?
2003-03-04 06:21:39 AM  
OILF - Octogenerian I'd Like to...
2003-03-04 06:25:12 AM  

"She also chose Robert Redford dessert. The dessert consists of a pie crust, cream cheese and chocolate pudding."

Ah, high budget nursing homes.

2003-03-04 06:25:30 AM  
Jay_vee: lol close but goatman in his depravity wins im afraid -

DBR = Dirty Big Ride = comely & extremely mountable wench
2003-03-04 06:26:28 AM  
Here's something very interesting...

My gf's deceased aunt was born on Feb 29 AND she was a comptometer operater (see 130 year old cornea thread yesterday)

ummm... I got nuttin
2003-03-04 06:27:47 AM  
or operator even
2003-03-04 06:29:35 AM  
Hrmm... Slow news day eh?
I mean ok, mildly interesting story, but the bit at the end about naming desserts after celebrities? Ugh. Some "reporter" apparently is trying WAYYY too hard to fill a page.
2003-03-04 06:47:28 AM  
Oh, come on guys, it's cute. Some of my own grandparents were never even alive for me to meet them in the first place- imagine having someone this old around! It'd be cool. Then again, that's assuming you give a fark what a centenegarian has to say.
2003-03-04 06:47:37 AM  
"The residents get a kick out of the names," she said.

Prolly cause they can't remember their own.
2003-03-04 06:47:42 AM  
mmmm...she's a GGMILF.
2003-03-04 06:53:21 AM  
Tonguedepressor What? You like shagging horses?! You're sick!
2003-03-04 07:20:02 AM  
At 107 you'd wake up every morning at think "This is just getting rediculous..."
2003-03-04 07:20:49 AM  
...errr ... "and" ....
2003-03-04 07:32:38 AM  
That'd be the Pirate King from Gilbert & Sullivan's "The Pirates of Penzance"

In truth, it's the first thing I thought of, too.
Well done!

2003-03-04 07:33:21 AM  
My apologies...
That should read BeerBaron
2003-03-04 07:33:37 AM  
"I've been around the block a couple of times," she said with a mischievous smile"
2003-03-04 07:36:25 AM  
and just think in four years she will be able to drink alcohol legally!
2003-03-04 08:35:17 AM  
I don't know. I guess she would say she's glad to be alive and cherishes every day, and all that bull. And I guess the days fly by like minutes to her, so it's not that bad.

But how good of a quality of life (in physical, mental, social terms) could a person that old really have?

My point being, a question really, would you want to live that long?
2003-03-04 08:42:56 AM  
And my sense of humor, my friends and my family are the things that come first to mind.
Aren't her friends all dead?
2003-03-04 08:49:31 AM  
I'd hit it.

(c'mon...somebody has to say it)
2003-03-04 08:58:28 AM  
"My faith in God is important," she said. "And my sense of humor, my friends and my family are the things that come first to mind."

The fact that nothing else comes to her 107 year old, dried up prune of a mind was edited out by the AARP.

/one please
2003-03-04 09:00:31 AM  
I'd hit it with a dried up bingo marker and some Metamucil.
2003-03-04 09:03:16 AM  
Would anyone else have liked a more descriptive headline?

"Woman born on Feb 29 hits her 20's" - So? A teenager who was born on that day is finally 20. I give a fark.

"107 year old woman born on Feb 29 hits her 20's" - Ohhh, still not remotely interesting, but makes sense


/yeah, nothing.
2003-03-04 09:05:25 AM  
she looks like a cool grandma. i miss mine :(
2003-03-04 09:08:37 AM  
i always wondered if you would be screwed by the system if you were born on that day.
2003-03-04 09:23:03 AM  
I'd hit it with a dried up bingo marker and some Metamucil.
2003-03-04 09:42:02 AM  
"Although leap years come every four years, there was no leap day in 1900 because centennial years are only leap years if they can be divided by 400" - WTF, who comes up with this crap?!?
There will be no New Years in 2004 because it isn't the square root of 4.
2003-03-04 09:50:44 AM  
Why would she celebrate it on the 28th, instead of March 1st? The way I look at these things, February 29th is the day after February 28th, so if there isn't a February 29th, you go March 1st instead.
2003-03-04 10:08:43 AM  
Flibbertigibbet: I'd say Feb. 28, since she was still born in February.

My husband's maternal grandmother was born Feb. 29, I can't remember if it was 1900 or 1904. She died in 1998.

If it comes up that my birthday is Feb. 27, I get the wise-asses that say, "Oh, you were almost a leap year baby!" I point out that 1973 was not a leap year. :)
2003-03-04 10:21:19 AM  
Since when is she in her 20's? I mean she is 107 years old, however she has only had 20 odd birthdays, that is, only 20 odd years where her birthday has fallen on Feb. 29. It has nothing to do with age, only birthdays.
2003-03-04 10:30:04 AM  
I see the Fark Snob Patrol is out in force this morning. Yeah, I'm sure you're all too good to be bothered with an article like this. Since most of you are probably about 20-nothing, you can't relate to this. I personally think it's cool as hell.

"He told her if she walked with a cane she might be more steady," Shelby Tupper said. "But she told him that might make her look old."

I love this. It sounds like my grandmother. She's nearly 87, and she and my grandfather (he's almost 85) volunteer delivering Meals on Wheels. Most of the people they deliver to are younger than they are, which I find hilarious.

Age is in your head, people. If you take care of yourself -- eating right, exercise, keep your spirits and your humor up -- you'll be in good shape all the way to the end.

And to Sinatra, who said "Why would you want to live that long?", why WOULDN'T she?! I'm sure she doesn't want to be dead any more than you do. Yeah, her quality of life probably isn't great, but she's not out running marathons or working an eighty hour a week job either. The fact that she's up, alert, fixed up (remember, she's dressed up and wearing makeup), and still enojoying her friends and family shows to me she has the all the quality of life she needs at 107 years old.
2003-03-04 10:30:12 AM  
I'd hit it!
2003-03-04 10:37:33 AM  
I was born on February 29th. While it is a unique thing it is only unique every four years. The rest of the time people don't know when to say happy birthday or (more importantly)when to buy you a drink.

I had my 9th birthday the same year that my son had his 9th birthday and I will have my 10th birthday only 2 months after my daughter has hers. That kind of things screws with people at parties and an usually wins a few bets here and there.
2003-03-04 10:38:34 AM  
Yes, but does she have big scary sunglasses like Jeanne Calment?

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2003-03-04 10:45:56 AM  
Ah, but Sinatra, how good a quality of life do most able-bodied Farkers have?
2003-03-04 10:55:05 AM  
I would not hit it. R. Don Steele says those chicks in their late twenties are just looking for a husband.
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