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Have you ever met someone who lived to be 100 years or older?

Response Percent Votes
Yes
 
69% 412
No
 
25% 154
I’m not sure
 
5% 31
Total 597

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Lawrence Morgan 2 years, 10 months ago

My grandmother lived to be 108 in Ottawa. She was alert to the last day, worked hard on her weaving, listening to the radio (talking books), and got outside to plant new plants almost until she was 108. Her name was Grace, and she really lived up to that name. She wove quilts and gave them away to people in the community until almost her last day, and she had great independence of mind. Often when I was at KU I came over to visit and stay over night, and I always enjoyed my visits very much. Lawrence

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tange 2 years, 10 months ago

It's so hard to keep track... those who live 100 years... those who live 50 years in 110... those who live 150 in fewer than 60... those who live eons... and those who live on.

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3up3down 2 years, 10 months ago

My aunt Hazel live to be 103. Was writing a book when she passed.

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CWGOKU 2 years, 10 months ago

I've never met Autie, but I'd like to

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George_Braziller 2 years, 10 months ago

My great-grandfather was born in 1879, lived to be 97 and moved to the nursing home when he was 95. He was still capable of living on his own but wanted to be around people somewhat near his age because he was a bit lonely. He had outlived his wife, all of his siblings, in-laws, cousins, and friends. Year after he died the first of his children died.

Living to be 100 isn't something I aspire to.

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grammaddy 2 years, 10 months ago

Quite a few. Worked at a nursing home back in the day. I'll settle for living long enough to watch the grands (all of them) graduate college, get married and have their first child.

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independant1 2 years, 10 months ago

100 years?, that's a long time to live. I'll settle for 91.

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Ron Holzwarth 2 years, 10 months ago

I had a great geat geat grandfather that lived to be 105. I believe he died in 1945 and was a veteran of the civil war. The story told was that things weren't so great for him after 100, he went both deaf and blind.

I suppose other than that, maybe 99 seems to be the limit. Although, it was not for quite a few decades that I realized that it's quite unusual for someone to remember all four of their grandparents and four of their great grandparents, as I did.

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RoeDapple 2 years, 10 months ago

No. But I hope to meet all of you when I turn 100

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blindrabbit 2 years, 10 months ago

Get this; had an aunt that not only lived to 103 years, but lived in 3 centuries ( 1800's, 1900's and 2000's) and 2 millenniums (1,000's and 2,000's) Born in 1898, died in 2002.

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Sarah St. John 2 years, 10 months ago

These comments remind me: Where did I read of the 100-plus-year-old man who was asked about the secret to his long life? His answer was the best ever: "I like it here." Hahahahahaha!!! I hope I get to use that myself, someday!

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Sarah St. John 2 years, 10 months ago

I knew a woman who was born in 1886. I met her in 1980, so she was only in her 90s, and I only spent time with her for a couple of months, but I do believe she managed to reach the century mark before she died. I was only 17 or 18 at the time and didn't usually think ahead much, but even I was aware that the chances of my ever meeting anyone with an earlier birthdate were slim to none.

She was a southerner by birth, from Knoxville, Tennessee, and her daddy was a bigwig on one of the railroads. She got to go to the White House once, as a cute little girl, and meet the President (McKinley, I think) and sit on his lap. She had a few sisters and a handsome older brother that she adored. ("My, how we idolized him!")

I heard a few of her stories back then, but if I'd had a grain of sense, I would have sat down with her every day and listened to everything she could possibly recall about her life.

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autie 2 years, 10 months ago

I'm well over 300 years old in dog years.

I knew a guy that just passed away a couple of months ago....dude was 104. And a cool guy all the way to the end.

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Aileen Dingus 2 years, 10 months ago

My husband's great aunt turned 101 on Monday. Go Aunt Sue!

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beatrice 2 years, 10 months ago

Had a grandfather on my father's side and grandmother on my mother's each lived to 100.

Met a golden lab that lived to be 147, but that was in dog years.

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speedy47 2 years, 10 months ago

I've been lucky enough to meet several people who lived to 100 years old and older. Listen to them carefully because they tell the most amazing stories. They lived what we only read about.

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DB Ashton 2 years, 10 months ago

Forty-one years ago, at the Paddington-Woollahra Returned Servicemen's League club in Sydney, a 102-year-old Aussie veteran of the Boer War (1899-1902). He was in good form, whiskey in fist, accompanied by a mate, well in his 90s, a WWI vet.

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LawrenceWildcat 2 years, 10 months ago

My great grandmother lived to be 104 and was alive in three different centuries. She always said the key to a long life is Godiva chocolate!

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rockchalker52 2 years, 10 months ago

No, I've known & met lots & lots of ninety-plus year old people, but no-one that ever made it to a hundred. It's just the luck of the draw, I'm sure, but if you're approaching a certain age, there's no hard feelings if you'd rather not make my acquaintance.

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Clark Coan 2 years, 10 months ago

Yes, my great-grandmother lived to 100 and my aunt will be 100 this November. She is the granddaughter of the former whose parents were from Germany. My great-grandmother was born in Leavenworth in 1860. Boy, did she see a lot of changes in society and with technology.

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