Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Longevity

Dr. Grumpy: "Any major illnesses in your family?"

Mrs. Time: "No, actually a lot of longevity. My mother would have lived to 100, I mean, if she'd made it another 24 years."

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

almost, as in horse shoes, hand grenades and geriatric health

Packer said...

Today being my birthday, I consider that I only have another 34 to get there.

At what age does one become longevited ? Am I there yet ?

Moose said...

She would have made it, too, if not for her meddling kids!

Anonymous said...

70. Before that, "died young". After that, "had a good run".

Anonymous said...

she was this close

legalalien said...

Dr Grumpy, as someone who has followed your blog for over 5 years, I can't help but wonder if your nose is flatter now than as a resident from all the face-palms you must do on a regular basis?

Your loyal listener from London

Deborah Brett said...

My grandad was 86... at his funeral there was a lot of "-and he was so *young*" from that generation of the family.

It's all about your expectations.

bobbie said...

Happy Birthday, Packer!!

Loren Pechtel said...

A not totally insane explanation: They were in great health but died of something other than natural causes.

Anonymous said...

What Loren Pechtel said. One of my great-grandfathers was considered something of a disgrace to the family because he did not survive into his late eighties, as was expected of all men in his family (into the nineties was the expectation for women), but died at the tender age of 76. Those who expressed disapproval of his impertinence in dying so young made no allowance for the fact that he died when he was bucked off a young horse he was breaking-in.

 
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