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21-11-2020, 18:26   #31
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I did but he died soon after.
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21-11-2020, 18:54   #32
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My great grand uncle died there a few months back he just about made iit to 100. Didn't know him very well as he lived in Holland but did visit him a few times. Very easy going lad always cheerful, was driving an old 5 cylinder audi till well into his 90s only the last couple years he wasn't in great health and spent the last year in a home.
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My grandparents' next-door-neighbour was 100 when she died last year (quad bike accident). I hadn't seen her since she was a sprightly 95. At that stage, she was still single-handedly cooking Christmas dinner for her entire extended family every year.
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No but I used to be friends with a centurion.
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21-11-2020, 19:07   #35
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Grandmother died a few years ago at 103.
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21-11-2020, 19:10   #36
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No but I used to be friends with a centurion.
Was his name Naughtius Maximus? In the Jerusalem Garrison?
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My maternal grandmother lived to be about 101-and-a-half and she smoked until her late 60's. Her husband died young, though, in his sixties. My paternal grandparents were early nineties when they died.
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Was his name Naughtius Maximus? In the Jerusalem Garrison?
Omg yes, the very chap, were you friends or acquaintance s? Good lad, except for all the slaughtering.
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I had two relatives that lived to be 101 though they have passed away now.

My favourite thing is when someone really old is intereviewed on the news and asked what the secret is and they say something like "a double whiskey every night" or something that would go against all medical advice.
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Grand aunt is 102 and still thriving. Glass of wine a day, some chocolate and a few sitting exercises is what she says is what has kept her going.

Asked enda kenney to give her a call on her 100th and he did. She has been a fg supporter all her life and liked his style of politics. For someone born in 1918 she has seen so much. Black and tans blew up her house because she refused to change the name of her shop to English. She is a legend in kerry
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My grandparents' next-door-neighbour was 100 when she died last year (quad bike accident).
Like a boss to the very end.
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Grand aunt is 102 and still thriving. Glass of wine a day, some chocolate and a few sitting exercises is what she says is what has kept her going.

Asked enda kenney to give her a call on her 100th and he did. She has been a fg supporter all her life and liked his style of politics. For someone born in 1918 she has seen so much. Black and tans blew up her house because she refused to change the name of her shop to English. She is a legend in kerry
Absolutely a legend , she must have 4 or 5 years old when she bought that house , feckin' Black and Tans.

I can remember attending a funeral of a relative of my wife in about 1996 who fought in WW1, he was born in 1897.
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I’m very friendly with a woman who is 104. Lives independently, reads newspaper everyday, knows all current affairs and has opinions on all. Leo, Boris, Trump, Biden , Micheal etc. Her father was born in 1860. Imagine that. And when she was young, the elderly people had all lived during the famine.
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No but I used to be friends with a centurion.
Was it the great Steve Smith of Australia's first XI?
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My grandparents' next-door-neighbour was 100 when she died last year (quad bike accident). I hadn't seen her since she was a sprightly 95. At that stage, she was still single-handedly cooking Christmas dinner for her entire extended family every year.
What?? That seems like such a waste or something for such amazing biological longevity to ultimately succumb to preventable accident
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