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(Guardian)   Former WAAF sergeant celebrates 100th birthday after surviving Covid, breast cancer, a plane crash and a Nazi assassin   (theguardian.com) divider line
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2020-11-23 4:43:14 PM  
Did someone say WAAF?

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2020-11-23 6:24:06 PM  
Okay, I'll never complain about my life again
 
2020-11-23 6:29:11 PM  
Good lord, what a life. Hats off for her commendable service. Sounds like someone I'd love to sit down and have a cuppa with.
 
2020-11-23 6:37:24 PM  
Holy shiate, after reading that article...

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2020-11-23 6:38:00 PM  
100 years? Could have swore they started in the 1970's

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2020-11-23 6:41:35 PM  
Salute, and I hope her daughter can see her soon.
 
2020-11-23 6:45:25 PM  

nyseattitude: Okay, I'll never complain about my life again


Meh, but what's she done *lately*? Can't keep coasting, lady.
 
2020-11-23 6:53:09 PM  

Prof. Frink: nyseattitude: Okay, I'll never complain about my life again

Meh, but what's she done *lately*? Can't keep coasting, lady.


Surviving C13 as a nonagenarian isn't enough? That's harsh, Prof.
 
2020-11-23 6:55:05 PM  
Father says, "Your mother's right, she's really up on things
Before we married mommy served in the WACs in the Philippines"
Now I had heard the WACs recruited old maids for the war
But mommy isn't one of those
I've known her all these years
 
2020-11-23 7:05:04 PM  
In that order? Wow. Did not know Nazi assassins were still a thing.
 
2020-11-23 7:12:27 PM  

swankywanky: 100 years? Could have swore they started in the 1970's

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107.3 is now a Christian music station
 
2020-11-23 7:13:34 PM  

squidloe: swankywanky: 100 years? Could have swore they started in the 1970's

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107.3 is now a Christian music station


Wonder if they still do "WOW"?
 
2020-11-23 7:14:18 PM  
Even with dementia more logical, sane, and bad ass than anyone on Trump's Elite strike force legal team.

Thank you for having the courage to stand up to Fascism unlike most of today's Republican Party.
 
2020-11-23 7:19:31 PM  
"One day the driver picked her up and, en route to the destination, deliberately crashed the car in an attempt to kill her.   . . . "

Sound like a really lame assassination attempt.

I should probably put my Mom's journal online.  My obviously Jewish Mom travelled across France with a Nazi as her traveling companion.  Mom's theory was that the other woman was a spy and did not wish the openly admit she was a Nazi, but had trouble hiding her contempt.
 
2020-11-23 7:22:25 PM  

Truck Fump: squidloe: swankywanky: 100 years? Could have swore they started in the 1970's

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107.3 is now a Christian music station

Wonder if they still do "WOW"?


Opie and Anthony would fit in there perfectly now, in the same way Trump is beloved by Christians.
 
2020-11-23 7:25:55 PM  
Some people have all the luck. It's not fair
 
2020-11-23 7:28:53 PM  

Corbow6: Prof. Frink: nyseattitude: Okay, I'll never complain about my life again

Meh, but what's she done *lately*? Can't keep coasting, lady.

Surviving C13 as a nonagenarian isn't enough? That's harsh, Prof.


That's good and all, but that was like her previous decade already.
 
2020-11-23 7:42:30 PM  

Billy Liar: Father says, "Your mother's right, she's really up on things
Before we married mommy served in the WACs in the Philippines"
Now I had heard the WACs recruited old maids for the war
But mommy isn't one of those
I've known her all these years


She does seem a little weird.  Your dad too.
 
2020-11-23 7:43:21 PM  
What a set of giant brass ovaries.
 
2020-11-23 7:46:42 PM  

elkraf: Some people have all the luck. It's not fair


That dementia she's got now ain't not picnic.

My grandmother lived to 105, still moving about her house with a walker and chatting with folks.  On her 100th birthday she stood up to read us a poem she wrote for the occasion.  She kept on truckin' right up to the morning when she said she didn't want to get out of bed any more.  Took her another ~6 months to die, but I guess she'd finally had enough.
 
2020-11-23 7:51:05 PM  
Everyone does not everyone lives

/ as a kid I was in awe of Jack Pallance. I wanted to grow up to be a tough old man.  It's a work in progress.
 
2020-11-23 8:01:03 PM  

SansNeural: elkraf: Some people have all the luck. It's not fair

That dementia she's got now ain't not picnic.

My grandmother lived to 105, still moving about her house with a walker and chatting with folks.  On her 100th birthday she stood up to read us a poem she wrote for the occasion.  She kept on truckin' right up to the morning when she said she didn't want to get out of bed any more.  Took her another ~6 months to die, but I guess she'd finally had enough.


Everyone should be that lucky
 
2020-11-23 8:13:55 PM  
I believe we have found the real Iron Lady.
 
2020-11-23 8:20:26 PM  

Truck Fump: squidloe: swankywanky: 100 years? Could have swore they started in the 1970's

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107.3 is now a Christian music station

Wonder if they still do "WOW"?


Just the nuns.

Yeah, I heard about that change. I was more BCN and WFNX growing up (and WCOZ early on to show my age), but WAAF did have some good programming.
 
2020-11-23 8:42:03 PM  
Her husband, David Andrew, a squadron leader in the RAF, reportedly died from cancer in 2013.

Single...
 
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