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103 Years and Counting

Posted 2009.10.09 10.08 in Family/Friends by Stephanie

Yesterday was the 103rd birthday of my Great-Aunt Anne.

Three years ago, I posted about her 100th birthday party and how incredible it is, when you think about all the things she’s seen, how the world has changed in her life. Every year that’s gone by since, I’m more awestruck. I mean, when she was my age, the second world war was already over.

The past 3 years haven’t been easy, she’s starting to get a bit frail in body and mind, but she’s still going.

A hundred and three. Unbelievable. Over a century old! That’s something you don’t hear often.

Anne at her 100th birthday party

Anne at her 100th birthday party

Happy Hundredth Birthday!

Posted 2006.10.08 0.00 in Family/Friends by Stephanie

How many Hundredth-birthday parties do you get invited to? How many Hundred-year-old people do you know?

Today, my mother’s aunt Anne has her one hundredth birthday. How unbelievable is that? Think about what she’s seen, the changes the world has gone through!

– When she was six, the Titanic sunk.
– When she was thirteen, the Great War ended.
– She was 33 when World War Two was getting started.
– When she was 36 — the age I am today — it was the middle of WWII.
– She was 63 when men first walked on the moon – the year I was born.
Holy crap! She’s been a senior citizen, for almost as long as I’ve been alive!

100 Years and Counting
100 Years and Counting