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A bunch of those would make a great Halloween gift
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Send one to ed, it'll be the first girl head he's received for 60 years.
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Teach em how to start fires without torching themselves, that's what's needed at that age.
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Witness wrote: Mon Dec 28, 2020 2:42 am England 1901:

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They're all dead.
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Rob Lister wrote: Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:40 am They're all dead.
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Jimmy & Rosalyn Carter's wedding – 1946.
This should become rather poignant in the not too distant future.
And yeah, Jimmy took me high school class on a tour and lecture of a nuclear reactor in Ga Tech (downtown Atlanta). Submariner, you go bud.
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Rob Lister wrote: Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:40 am They're all dead.
Yeah, the same thought occurred to me. Made me sad.

The current oldest living person was born in 1903.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_t ... est_people

She's now the 3rd oldest of all time.
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https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/ ... -gairsoppa

The fragments of a 1941 love letter to a woman named Iris, found nearly three miles under the ocean in a shipwreck, have been painstakingly pieced together by experts, 80 years after it was posted.

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Fid wrote: Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:20 am
Witness wrote: Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:45 am Image
Jimmy & Rosalyn Carter's wedding – 1946.
This should become rather poignant in the not too distant future.
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Thanks, note to self, the spellchecker spells better than me.
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My mother is left-handed. Her younger sister had that "corrected" by her parents after they realized the error of their ways.

Not sure why some people thought it needed to be corrected.

For baseball players it seems to be a sort of natural advantage.
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That's actually pretty good.
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