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Average age, what, mid-20s, so idk, on average mid-70s. Maybe that's about right.
(you know there's one coming)
and on balance my dad is probably dead too
you do know that don't you?
Are we only comting female relatives or was the lack of grandpas a typo?
You can expect the dead grandad thread early next week.
...she was 108.
The last of my grandparents to die, my mum's mum, died at 91 and she'd been wanting to go for ages. She'd totally given up on life by the time she was about 85.
She lived at her own home until she was 100 (she lived in the same house for 67 years) and had one of those super cared for gardens. Drank a can of Guinness every day for her constitution. She was pretty sketchy for the last couple of years though...
Good innings. She wasn't all there by the end of it though, she used to think every visitor was King George IV. Pretty sad, but she seemed happy so it was ok.
She lived in the same tiny flat on the Fulham road since 1923. When she moved there it was a really poor area, and she watched it grow and grow and all the properties around her sell for millions. Eventually her flat window was directly opposite Vivienne Westwood's SEX shop, though she would have been about 74 by the time it opened, so was pretty much oblivious to all the punks hanging around outside her house!
They know they're expected to lose their mind, so some of them pretend to say wacky things for their own entertainment.
my family tree must have got caught in a power line a few years ago or something.
I miss my oldie so much :(
3 were dead before I was born (& I'm 30 now).
The one remaining I only really knew until I was about 10 then my family fell out with her.
She died 10 or so years later and I was indifferent to the new as I never really knew her and by all accounts she didn't sound like a very pleasant woman.
So never really had any grandparents. Did I miss much or just a few inappropriate comments about the blacks at family gatherings?
At least one though
It is definitely one, I'll just go and this like everyone else