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(SFGate)   Oldest living US citizen relinquishes her title   ( divider line
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4522 clicks; posted to Main » on 06 Jan 2013 at 10:29 AM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-01-06 10:44:46 AM  
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EvilEgg: Let me know when the last person born in the 1800s dies. We have got to be getting close.

Imagine starting life having to leave the house to take a crap to being able to watch crap in your house
2013-01-06 10:40:50 AM  
2 votes:
That's one epic hat.
2013-01-06 04:01:42 PM  
1 vote:

Stone Meadow: ChromoSomes: It amazes me that Methuselah lived to be almost 1,000 years of age even though he was a drug addict.

So...what do I have to start smoking? Cuz I'm totally down with living 1000 years.

weed and you have to eat taco bell everyday
2013-01-06 12:34:36 PM  
1 vote:

cleveoh: My great grandfather was born in 1860 & died in 1955. I always think about what an amazing amount of history & technological advances he witnessed in his lifetime.

From muzzle-loaders to hydrogen bombs?

CSB: I had a girlfriend whose mother was adopted by a middle-aged woman who couldn't have kids, hence the adoption. When I knew her in the early '90s, she was 101. Her own grandmother lived until 98, and had been born in 1819. The two, 1819 grandma and 1890s grandma, had been close, and many "old timey" stories had been exchanged.

So, my girlfriend's grandmother's grandmother had a) been born in the same year as Queen Victoria, b) had been born before Napoleon had died, c) had children before the widespread arrival of photography, and d) at the age of 18 had personally witnessed events in Toronto that were part of the 1837 Rebellion, a minor historical event, but one that led to the formation of Canada as an independent country, which happened when grandma's grandma was already middle-aged.

Hence, old people are like time machines. Get an oldie who knew an oldie as a kid, and you can hear at one remove human experiences nudging 200 years old.
2013-01-06 11:14:56 AM  
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Mother Abigail?
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