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Old 07-17-2012, 05:20 PM   #21
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on the other flip side we had 5 generations in 88 years from 1886 to 1972, great grandfather, grandfather, mother, sister, niece.
more frequent side flipping there.
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Old 07-17-2012, 07:04 PM   #22
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100 years easily would fit in five generations of my family. In my family, my mother is currently 72 and her great grandson is 4. If my grandmother were still living, she would be 92. Just like gsparks, five generations in 88 years.
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I forgot to add 5 generations alive at same time. I saw a newspaper article earlier this year that had 6 generations alive at the same time.
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How many of you had grandparents who were born prior to the Civil War?
Hmmm, I don't think my grandparents quite made the cut. I am 55. Tomorrow would have been my Father's 105th birthday.

This is off topic, but my Grandfather, was a professional photographer. I have baby portraits of my Dad and two huge boxes full of photos from the late 1800s and later. I also have one of my Grandfather's cameras, the kind that was on a tripod and used the black fabric over the head before squeezing the blub to take the photo.
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My sister makes the 100 year hurdle. When I was born, I had 2 great grandparents, and all four grandarents. My G-grand father died when I was 5, one grandather dies when I was 8, and my G grandmother and one grandfather when I was 11. Both grandmothers lives until I was was through school and working.

I very much liked having them around for so long.

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My oldest grandson turned 14 a few weeks ago. We were talking (OK, I was talking while he tried not to let me see him roll his eyes...) and I pointed out how things were much different today than the world I knew when I turned 14 in 1960.
Here, REWahoo, maybe this will help bridge the gap with a common interest:
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This discussion reminds me of a recently published study: Kids of Older Fathers and Grandfathers May Inherit Longevity http://healthland.time.com/2012/06/1...rit-longevity/
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