Can you imagine what this woman has seen? (She's 128!)

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  1. todd s

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    Amazing to think what she could have seen...the inventions of the auto, airplane, telephone. Or the people she could have seen or met. Heck, as a child she could have known someone who as a child saw George Washington or Queen Victoria. Very cool.

     
  2. MarkHastings

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    Hmmm, I have to assume he was never married. [​IMG]


    p.s. She's older than the American Red Cross!!! [​IMG]
     
  3. mark alan

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    "Heck, as a child she could have known someone who as a child saw George Washington or Queen Victoria."

    Actually, if she was really born in 1878, she would have been 22 when Victoria died. However, I am willing to bet that she isn't really 128.
     
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    You don't have to be that old to have contact with the supposedly remote past. My grandmother died a few years ago in her late eighties. When she was a small child, she was introduced to a man who when he was a small child witnessed the celebrations in England following news of Wellington's victory at Waterloo.
     
  5. todd s

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    Andrew, I remember you telling that story in another thread. And it was the first thing I thought of when I read about this woman. [​IMG]
     
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    Todd, I thought of prefacing the tale with 'I've mentioned this before, but ...' but I never thought anyone paid that close a level of attention. [​IMG]
     
  7. Holadem

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    Actually, you mentioned it more than once. And in at least two instances you wrote these exact words: "the past is closer than you think".

    No I am not secretly in love with and stalking you. I just remember weird shit sometimes.

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  8. Mike Heenan

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    I remmeber reading a few months ago, that some turtle died in a zoo, and that was around 250 years old... now imagine what that might have seen (you really have to use your imagination, lol).
     
  9. DonRoeber

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    Lettuce, lots of lettuce.
     
  10. MarcoBiscotti

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    At 128, I doubt she's seen much the past few decades... unless she's some sort of superhuman.

    I'm skeptical of the validity of this though.
     
  11. John Alvarez

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    Being in El Slvador I doubt she saw much.
     
  12. Mike Heenan

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    Yeah that's the thing... I dont mean to pity the folks there, but she was probably dirt poor, and I'd imagine she probably has never been outside her village.
     
  13. MarkHastings

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    So then Don Roeber's post (#9) was probably correct. [​IMG]
     
  14. Mike Heenan

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    Essentially yeah, lol. [​IMG]
     
  15. Grant B

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    I bet she misses a lot.
    I hope she is where she wants to be
     

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