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(CBS San Francisco)   Not News: 4 month old survives earthquake--News: is visited by fire chief on his birthday--Fark: the 1906 earthquake--ULTRAFARK: There is another, older, survivor   (sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com) divider line 33
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2014-01-24 09:16:21 PM  
I really want to hear what stores they have to say. In particular, I want to hear their stories about how life and technologies have changed.
 
2014-01-24 09:17:44 PM  
Baby fall down, go boom!
 
2014-01-24 09:20:42 PM  
Given the first referenced survivor was only 4 months old at the time, odds are, another survivor is probably older, since we didn't open with the "3 month old survivor" in the headline.
 
2014-01-24 09:22:24 PM  

simrobert2001: I really want to hear what stores they have to say. In particular, I want to hear their stories about how life and technologies have changed.


I think Montgomery Ward was around back then.
 
2014-01-24 09:25:15 PM  

LesserEvil: Given the first referenced survivor was only 4 months old at the time, odds are, another survivor is probably older, since we didn't open with the "3 month old survivor" in the headline.


FTFA: His fellow quake survivor Ruth Newman, 112, will also be unable to make it to the early morning 108th anniversary ceremony, according to event organizers.

Fellow quake survivor would have been [calculatecalculate] two.

That's pretty old.
 
2014-01-24 09:29:21 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Fellow quake survivor would have been [calculatecalculate] two.



Really?
 
2014-01-24 09:31:36 PM  
Fun fact: The last time the cubs won the world series the Ottoman empire still existed.
 
2014-01-24 09:32:14 PM  
Gyrfalcon: Fellow quake survivor would have been [calculatecalculate] two.

That's pretty old.


Err..better put some fresh AAs in that calculator. Ms. Newman was four years old at the time of the quake. ;-)
 
2014-01-24 09:35:30 PM  

illannoyin: Fun fact: The last time the cubs won the world series the Ottoman empire still existed.


Dude...why you hurt me?
 
2014-01-24 09:37:17 PM  
Do Fark mods participate themes? Or meme selection. OMG. Is Fark a meme gulag?
 
2014-01-24 09:38:40 PM  
Kinda related earthquake/ old person story: I used to work for immigration. Another officer had this story about meeting a really charming but frail looking 95 year old woman at the embassy in Port-au-Prince shortly after the 2010 earthquake. She started talking about her family and mentioned her mother. He asks, when did she die? Her response, "She's not dead. She's right over there."
They both ended up immigrating to Montreal. The mother's birth certificate had her born in 1896. As far as we could tell their documents checked out.

http://haitionair.blogspot.ca/2013/01/haitian-native-cecilia-laurent- o ldest.html?m=1
 
2014-01-24 09:40:42 PM  

Girl Sailor: illannoyin: Fun fact: The last time the cubs won the world series the Ottoman empire still existed.

Dude...why you hurt me?


I think the next question should be, does he really want to make you cry?
 
2014-01-24 09:48:55 PM  

The correct answer is...: Gyrfalcon: Fellow quake survivor would have been [calculatecalculate] two.

That's pretty old.

Err..better put some fresh AAs in that calculator. Ms. Newman was four years old at the time of the quake. ;-)


Me and my lysdexia....
 
2014-01-24 09:54:01 PM  
What are the odds that this "earthquake" was caused by a Satanic ritual whose participants were attempting to achieve immortality?

I mean, it seems fishy that these people are still alive 100 years later, no?
 
2014-01-24 09:55:09 PM  
vinteeage.com
 
2014-01-24 10:04:45 PM  

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: What are the odds that this "earthquake" was caused by a Satanic ritual whose participants were attempting to achieve immortality?

I mean, it seems fishy that these people are still alive 100 years later, no?


The 1906 earthquake was because God hates...let's see, let's see...Orientals.
 
2014-01-24 10:06:50 PM  

zerkalo: Baby fall down, go boom!


Big bada boom
 
2014-01-24 10:17:09 PM  

Crudbucket: Suckmaster Burstingfoam: What are the odds that this "earthquake" was caused by a Satanic ritual whose participants were attempting to achieve immortality?

I mean, it seems fishy that these people are still alive 100 years later, no?

The 1906 earthquake was because God hates...let's see, let's see...Orientals.


Why not the telegraph? Player pianos? Electricity? The saxophone? Emancipation proclamation? The annexation of Hawaii?
 
2014-01-24 10:17:43 PM  
I'm fascinated with the notion of living in a world which doesn't resemble the one into which you were born.  These people are clearly doing that.

/My parents, who are in their 60s are getting closer and close each year.
//And the world around me resembles the world I remember from my childhood in the 1980s.
 
2014-01-24 10:20:56 PM  

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: Crudbucket: Suckmaster Burstingfoam: What are the odds that this "earthquake" was caused by a Satanic ritual whose participants were attempting to achieve immortality?

I mean, it seems fishy that these people are still alive 100 years later, no?

The 1906 earthquake was because God hates...let's see, let's see...Orientals.

Why not the telegraph? Player pianos? Electricity? The saxophone? Emancipation proclamation? The annexation of Hawaii?


You'll have to take that up with God.
 
2014-01-24 11:04:07 PM  
Did anyone else read the last line in Yoda's voice?
 
2014-01-24 11:26:15 PM  

Comsamvimes: Did anyone else read the last line in Yoda's voice?


"© Copyright 2014 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed."?

No.
 
2014-01-24 11:27:17 PM  
My Grandfather was a teenager before he say his first car, yet lived long enough to see the moon landing; not that he believed it. (He died shortly thereafter).

He went 'out West' after his first marriage went awry. He caught a steamer to Alaska to check out the gold fields, and was in San Francisco... in 1906 - great timing.

I only remember one story that he told about the quake. He was sitting in a hotel room on the second floor with two other men when the quake hit. When the building began to shake, the one gentleman in the room turned and jumped through the window, taking it out sash and all. My grandfather - His exact words - stepped out of the second story window and onto the ground.

The third guy... didn't make it; the hotel collapsed.

/I can't watch a Buster Keaton movie without thinking of his story.
//any of you time travelers want to take me out, moving his chair back in the room a good three feet would probably do the job... of course after you kill Hitler...
 
2014-01-24 11:30:41 PM  

Crudbucket: Suckmaster Burstingfoam: What are the odds that this "earthquake" was caused by a Satanic ritual whose participants were attempting to achieve immortality?

I mean, it seems fishy that these people are still alive 100 years later, no?

The 1906 earthquake was because God hates...let's see, let's see...Orientals.




If it wasn't for the fire afterwards, we wouldn't have Chinatown.
 
2014-01-24 11:33:10 PM  

LordOfThePings: Comsamvimes: Did anyone else read the last line in Yoda's voice?

"© Copyright 2014 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed."?

No.


"...without the express permission of the San Francisco 49ers or the National Football League."
 
2014-01-24 11:48:49 PM  

Comsamvimes: Did anyone else read the last line in Yoda's voice?


I knew I wouldn't be the only one.
 
2014-01-24 11:51:11 PM  

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: Crudbucket: Suckmaster Burstingfoam: What are the odds that this "earthquake" was caused by a Satanic ritual whose participants were attempting to achieve immortality?

I mean, it seems fishy that these people are still alive 100 years later, no?

The 1906 earthquake was because God hates...let's see, let's see...Orientals.

Why not the telegraph? Player pianos? Electricity? The saxophone? Emancipation proclamation? The annexation of Hawaii?


encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com
Enrico Caruso
 
2014-01-25 12:13:46 AM  

Tired_of_the_BS: My Grandfather was a teenager before he say his first car, yet lived long enough to see the moon landing; not that he believed it. (He died shortly thereafter).

He went 'out West' after his first marriage went awry. He caught a steamer to Alaska to check out the gold fields, and was in San Francisco... in 1906 - great timing.

I only remember one story that he told about the quake. He was sitting in a hotel room on the second floor with two other men when the quake hit. When the building began to shake, the one gentleman in the room turned and jumped through the window, taking it out sash and all. My grandfather - His exact words - stepped out of the second story window and onto the ground.

The third guy... didn't make it; the hotel collapsed.

/I can't watch a Buster Keaton movie without thinking of his story.
//any of you time travelers want to take me out, moving his chair back in the room a good three feet would probably do the job... of course after you kill Hitler...


It was more important to take out the third guy.  You don't want to know about his grandson.  It was sad about what happened to Fred, but he had to make sure that window was opened for your grandfather.

/Fred did make it though, but the scars from the glass meant he couldn't blend in unnoticed anymore.
//He took an early retirement, in the late 15th century Europe
 
2014-01-25 02:02:49 AM  
Ive gone to these commemorations the last ten years in a row. And met Mr. Del Monte about 3 years ago. He was in great shape for being I guess 105 years old at that time.

One of the stars, Mr. Harry Hanrol kept working a few hours a week until he was 104.

At the 99th commemoration in 2005, nine survivors showed up although one admitted to surviving the earthquake in the womb being born a few months after.
 
2014-01-25 02:11:19 AM  
My paternal grandfather was in the army and stationed at the Presidio during the 1906 earthquake. He later served as a guard at Alcatraz when it was still a military prison. He died 8 years before I was born, so I never got to talk to him about things back then.
 
2014-01-25 03:34:41 AM  

simrobert2001: I really want to hear what stores they have to say. In particular, I want to hear their stories about how life and technologies have changed.


My great grandmother was born in 1892 and she came to live with us in the late 1980's when I was a tween, she had all sorts of stories to tell. I think she had one of the most amazing lives that will ever be, born during the era of the horse and buggy and candlelight and survived to see a man on the moon and the computer revolution. Unless we invent sentient AI during my lifetime there no way I'll see as much amazing technological change as she did.
 
2014-01-25 09:36:08 AM  
Ultra Fark: Two  grandchildren of our tenth President, John Tyler, are still alive.  John Tyler was born in 1790 - and yes - two grandchildren (not great, or great, great, etc.,) are still alive and well.   http://www.snopes.com/history/american/tylergrandsons.asp
 
2014-01-25 05:09:14 PM  
My great aunt lived to be 98 and had seen a lot of change.   When she was older and needed more care she was moved to an apartment just down the street from my elementary and junior high schools, and after school I would walk over to see if she needed anything done like taking out the garbage or having her groceries put away.  When I was there we always sat down and she gave me a candy and proceeded to talk to me about all the things she had seen, from the Spanish-American War, to riding horses down the streets and bridges of New York City, to the first car or airplane she ever saw.  I did not appreciate it at all at the time, and now I wish I could go back and record all the things she said because she saw so much.  She was born in a world without cars or airplanes and lived to see superhighways and man land on the Moon.

When I think of what I have seen from the first Moon landing to the internet (I had an e-mail account in 1983!), I wonder what developments the rest of my life will hold.
 
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