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    The oldest family member I remember was my dad's aunt Arlene (my grandpa's sister), she was 100 when she passed away in 2015. Her only child, a son died in 2007 and her husband died in 1970. My aunt, my dad's sister, took over most of her care and needs.

    Aunt Arlene went to the hospital for something. They found she had pancreatic cancer. The day she came home my aunt told her what she had and she said ok like it was no big deal. She went to bed that night and passed away in her sleep.

    Three of my great grandma's lived well into their 90's.

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    Seems like people on my dadís side die pretty young, my dad and his siblings are older than their parents were when they died. I donít remember either of them. On my momís side, her momís parents lived into my teens, I remember them both, my great grandfather died of a heart attack while shoveling snow and my great grandmother passed a few years later, I donít remember from what but she had been in a hospital/hospice for a few months before.

    Now both of my momís parentsí siblings are still alive but my only grandparents still alive are my wifeís who live in Manila, lives through the Japanese occupation during WW2 as preteens.

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    My FIL lives with us (shows my undying love and affection for my wife). He had his 94th birthday last week.

    He was living alone and losing weight, plus his doctor said that he wasn't getting enough interaction with folks which would hasten his drop in cognitive ability.

    Glad we had room for him.

    My Mom passed when she was 84.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 26 Inf View Post
    My FIL lives with us (shows my undying love and affection for my wife). He had his 94th birthday last week.

    He was living alone and losing weight, plus his doctor said that he wasn't getting enough interaction with folks which would hasten his drop in cognitive ability.

    Glad we had room for him.

    My Mom passed when she was 84.
    My FIL is a WWII vet. He's 93. He'll be 94 on Veteran's Day. My MIL is like 9 years younger. Either one of them could live with us, it wouldn't matter to me. I have more respect for my FIL than I had for my own dad.
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    My Grandmother on my Mother's side lived to be 103. She was born on Christmas day in 1900. She passed away in August of 2004. She still lived alone, and took very good care of herself. She would walk 3 blocks every Wednesday to get her hair done, and she loved going to the local Casinos with her bag of nickles to play the one-armed bandits. Her hair dresser invited her to take a ride to the Casino one day, which she gladly did. After several hours at the Casino, they decided it was time to leave. Grandma went to the cashier to cash her coins out, and while standing in line, went to grab onto the post with the red velvet rope, to support herself. The post was not mounted in the floor, so it gave way under her weight and she fell, breaking her hip.
    After surgery, she had to live in a convelescant home for about a month, and one day she said "I think I want to say my Rosary", and took out her Rosary beads. With her Rosary beads in her hands, she closed her eyes, and never opened them again. She never drove a car, never drank any alcohol, and never smoked.
    I hope I have some of her long life genes.
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    Last one just died in July, pat. Grandmother at 96.

    First one died when I was around 9, so I knew all 4 grands, never a great-grand. 3 of them made it past 92.

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