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Barnierubble  (Level: 93.9 - Posts: 637)
Thu, 21st Jan '10 11:11 AM


I just spent yesterday with my mother and my three brothers celebrating her 100th Birthday/ I was just wondering how many of us had 100 year old mothers. Not many, I wager, but anyone out there?

Pennwoman  (Level: 151.8 - Posts: 2478)
Thu, 21st Jan '10 11:13 AM

How wrong is it that my inital response is "God forbid"? Anyway, Happy Birthday to your mom! What a milestone!

Gypsylady  (Level: 140.9 - Posts: 6036)
Thu, 21st Jan '10 11:15 AM

Happy Birthday to your Mother! Hope she has a great birthday!


Ladyvol  (Level: 202.8 - Posts: 5434)
Thu, 21st Jan '10 1:07 PM

A very Happy Birthday to you mom...

Diva305  (Level: 145.6 - Posts: 1641)
Thu, 21st Jan '10 1:47 PM

That's Great Barnie!
I had an Aunt who was 101-NEVER in her life spent a day in the hospital (and had two children); she passed in her garden. She lived in 3 centuries!
My Mom was 96; drank peppermint schnapps, played the harmonica, coughed three times and died on my couch! She lived alone, but it was right after Hurricane Wilma, and my son went and got her to stay with us cause we had electric. I told him-GET THE SCHNAPPS and DON'T let her bring the harmonica, but she did anyway. What a way to go. How strange was that she was with us when she passed-Thank G-d!

Goddess28  (Level: 92.6 - Posts: 5236)
Thu, 21st Jan '10 2:08 PM

Wow Diva, I am so sorry that you had to experience that, but glad for her that she was with her family at the time. I can't imagine.

Fudypatootie  (Level: 194.4 - Posts: 1302)
Thu, 21st Jan '10 2:14 PM

Wow! Happy birthday to your mom. No 100-year old relatives in my family.

Diva305  (Level: 145.6 - Posts: 1641)
Thu, 21st Jan '10 2:15 PM

Yeah, my Dad passed away at my feet too (heart attack). Saw both my parents pass right in front of me.

But my mother! OMG! She was drinking Peppermint Schnapps, playing the harmonica (You are My Sunshine) and we were watching a psychic show and boom!
I'm just glad she was with us and not alone.

Menopausin  (Level: 35.5 - Posts: 112)
Thu, 21st Jan '10 3:21 PM

A VERY happy birthday to your Mother! My dad died at 77, the longest living male in his family, as heart disease claimed most of them early. He had it, also. My mother died at 83, stroke. I was born late in their life, early forties, so I was fortunate to have them that long. I'm so glad you had the chance to celebrate this 100th birthday with her. And I'm glad she has family to be with her to celebrate it. Prayers for a long and happy life for all!

Jeannette  (Level: 109.5 - Posts: 1736)
Thu, 21st Jan '10 4:45 PM

Happy birthday to your mum xx

Joanneeberlin  (Level: 181.9 - Posts: 686)
Thu, 21st Jan '10 5:11 PM

Happy 100th birthday to your dear mom. That's fantastic. My mom is almost 87. I feel very fortunate to still have her in my life.... I bet you feel that way too!


Kaufman  (Level: 253.9 - Posts: 3936)
Thu, 21st Jan '10 6:15 PM

Barnie, may you be here to read my post on the subject in 30 years.

Virtus  (Level: 159.3 - Posts: 2447)
Thu, 21st Jan '10 6:39 PM

Happy Birthday to your mom. My grandmother lived to be 103 years old. She was a delightful gentle woman and had her wits about her until the end. She ate a bowl of ice cream almost every night. But she didn't drink or smoke. When she was really upset, she would say, "pshaw."


Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Fri, 22nd Jan '10 11:56 AM

My grandmother on my fathers side passed away at 102. My wife and I and the funeral home people were the only ones at her burial.

Barnierubble  (Level: 93.9 - Posts: 637)
Sat, 23rd Jan '10 1:31 AM

That is so sad, Donden. We had a multitude of vivitors to see Mum. She still lives at home with my younger brother, the other two live within a 15 minute drive, and she will have lived in the same house for 70 years come October. She (we) moved there in October 1940, after our previous house had been bombed. She still has all her marbles (Thinking cababilities for the Yanks), but finds it difficult to get about as her knees have gone.

Mplaw51  (Level: 176.9 - Posts: 1582)
Sat, 23rd Jan '10 8:18 AM

It's a pleasure to hear how you treasure your mom. Happy Birthday to her!

My mom is 88 and still lives by herself. I'm only 5 minutes away and she calls me her lifeline. Her mother lived to 93. She's become forgetful but can remember when gently prodded. I'm having a big party for her this summer with all family this, sort of a family reunion in her honor on her 89th birthday. She has no illnesses but I'm not waiting until she's 90 to give her this party. (knock on wood...)

Achad  (Level: 201.5 - Posts: 661)
Sat, 23rd Jan '10 9:12 AM

My ma will be 84 in April. She started having 80th birthdays at 75 just in case, so the 90ths should be staring next year! She's just opted for hip replacement surgery, which should take place in the next few months.


Headylamar  (Level: 149.5 - Posts: 740)
Sat, 23rd Jan '10 4:02 PM

No long lived people on my side. We were happy that my mom made it to 80! However, my husband's maternal grandmother lived to 106 1/2! (She fell a little short of her predicted 107 years.) She lived alone in Windsor, Ontario until she was 103, taking buses and cabs to shop and bank. She was born in Wigan, England in 1894 and moved to Canada in her twenties. My honey comes from good stock!

Sargon  (Level: 111.2 - Posts: 1256)
Sun, 24th Jan '10 12:13 AM

A century is a real milestone. Best wishes to her.

About 20 years ago I video taped all of my aunts and uncles. I found a book on oral history that had a lot of suggestions on questions to ask.
What was Christmas like when you were a child?
What was your favorite subject in school?
What did you think when they bombed Pearl Harbor?

Now only one of those ten people is still with us. The video tapes are treasured by all the children of those people.

Tresgatos  (Level: 201.7 - Posts: 4145)
Sun, 24th Jan '10 1:19 AM

This is a wonderful thread! Happy birthday to your mom, Barnie! Sadly, my mom passed away this year, but longevity runs in the family on my father's side. My paternal grandfather lived to be 103 and was mentally agile and cantankerous to the end. Long life and good health to us all and to our loved ones!

-- Geri

Naskar1957  (Level: 125.2 - Posts: 16)
Sun, 24th Jan '10 9:01 AM

Happy Birthday to your Mom.
This is belated but nevertheless from my Heart.
In Cricket that is a big event.
I just made the 3/4 century and hope to get the full century

Barnierubble  (Level: 93.9 - Posts: 637)
Mon, 25th Jan '10 7:15 AM

Thanks Nascart 1957, I am only 19, going on seventy, next month. I say I am 19, because that is how old I am at heart.

Diva305  (Level: 145.6 - Posts: 1641)
Wed, 27th Jan '10 12:01 PM

Gee I'm 19 too Barnie! Always!

Sargon had a good idea. It doesn't have to be a video; we made a book with questions:
What was the happiest day in your life; saddest; most memorable, etc.

Caramel1  (Level: 125.9 - Posts: 21554)
Wed, 27th Jan '10 3:09 PM

Happy Birthday to your Mom, Barnie!!

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