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    Last Person Borne in the 19th Century Dies



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    Quote Originally Posted by Colr View Post
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    Truly fascinating to consider the changes, the events and figures of history she's been present for. Wow

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    Truly fascinating to consider the changes, the events and figures of history she's been present for. Wow
    And she saw us win the Scottish Cup twice!

    It's an amazing story but I'm not sure I'd like to live to be that old, not leaving home for 20 years doesn't sound much of a life. A few years ago I got to know man who was 103, a few days before his 104th birthday a couple of us asked him what he wanted for his birthday, his answer was simple: 'to die'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pretty Boy View Post
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    And she saw us win the Scottish Cup twice!

    It's an amazing story but I'm not sure I'd like to live to be that old, not leaving home for 20 years doesn't sound much of a life. A few years ago I got to know man who was 103, a few days before his 104th birthday a couple of us asked him what he wanted for his birthday, his answer was simple: 'to die'.
    Well cheer us all up this morning why don't ya PB

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    The thread title is incorrect. The 19th century finished at the end of 1900 so the woman referred to in the link as now being the world's oldest human was born in the 19th century.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pretty Boy View Post
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    And she saw us win the Scottish Cup twice!

    It's an amazing story but I'm not sure I'd like to live to be that old, not leaving home for 20 years doesn't sound much of a life. A few years ago I got to know man who was 103, a few days before his 104th birthday a couple of us asked him what he wanted for his birthday, his answer was simple: 'to die'.
    Bloody hell.

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    Bloody hell.
    Tbh I made that sound far worse than it actually was.

    He was a really nice old guy but his quality of life had gone downhill in his last 2 or 3 years. He had seen his kids grow up, seen his Grandchildren grow up and enjoyed his great grandchildren and he was just ready to go. I think that's difficult to understand for younger people as we don't like to think about our own mortality. I've found a lot of older people far more accepting of these kind of things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pretty Boy View Post
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    Tbh I made that sound far worse than it actually was.

    He was a really nice old guy but his quality of life had gone downhill in his last 2 or 3 years. He had seen his kids grow up, seen his Grandchildren grow up and enjoyed his great grandchildren and he was just ready to go. I think that's difficult to understand for younger people as we don't like to think about our own mortality. I've found a lot of older people far more accepting of these kind of things.

    No, I understand it perfectly. I really do, it was maybe just the way your post was written with that as the "punchline" caught me off guard. And it's always nice to be referred to as "younger"! Haha I am 42, which is still young from a certain point of view, but it doesn't always feel like it. Loved the comment about her having seen us win the cup twice btw

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    She saw us lift the Scottish Cup twice!

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    Last Person Born in the 19th Century Dies

    Very much doubt that she was the last person born in the 19th Century. Her birthday was in November.

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    She saw us lift the Scottish Cup twice!
    Imagine the loyalty points!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lapsedhibee View Post
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    Very much doubt that she was the last person born in the 19th Century. Her birthday was in November.
    Don't underestimate the influence of Queen Victoria.

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    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...-a7711941.html
    This guy is claiming to have been born in 1870.
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