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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by retromotors, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. retromotors
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    Yes, this is totally off topic and not appropriate for the H.A.M.B.

    But doggone it, I think it's unique and worthy of mention so I'm gonna share it with any who might care ... at least for a couple minutes until the thread is closed!

    Yesterday my favorite aunt, Ouida LeBlanc (good sturdy Acadian stock, straight out of New Iberia, LA) celebrated her 101st birthday.

    Can I hear some "attagirl"s .....!!!!!!:D:D:D
     
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2009
  2. Little Wing
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    Congrats ,,wonder what she thinks of teh world in this day and age
     
  3. hotrodladycrusr
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    WOWie! Congrats to Auntie!
    I visited with my 94 year old great aunt on Sunday who is very much still alive upstairs. Was a pleasure talking to someone that experienced.
     
  4. 49ratfink
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    cool. to make this post HAMB friendly give her a call and ask what was her first car she ever owned.

    my Grandma drove a Model T once around 1925 and went right into a ditch and never drove again.
     

  5. retromotors
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    Well, I'd have to lie. As far as I know she never drove an automobile in her life.

    But wouldn't we like to have some of the ones she's ridden in!:D
     
  6. hotrodladycrusr
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    I bet if you edit the title and take TOTALLY OT off, the thread will fly under the radar much longer. :D
     
  7. LANCE-SPEED
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    ATTAGIRL, she probly never learned to drive cause it was just a passing trend that will never take off.
     
  8. retromotors
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    Not certain, but don't think you can edit the title.:mad:
    Besides, I'm not lookin' to piss off the powers that be any more than necessary.
     
  9. Von Rigg Fink
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    Just lost an inlaw grandmother 4 months from her 102nd birthday...boy the things she seen and been thru.
    and she was with it, right up until the last 8 months

    attagirl for yours
     
  10. hotrodladycrusr
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    Hit Edit
    then Go Advanced
    you can edit the title then, or anything else you want.;)

    See how my titles are different then yours and everyone else's??
     
  11. Django
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    Good for her!

    My grandmother made it to 98+ before she passed away. Next week would have been her 99th. We all miss her terribly.
     
  12. retromotors
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    Thanks to everyone for the kind thoughts.

    A year ago we had her 100th birthday party. One of the extended family owns Mary Mahoney's, an old landmark restaurant on the Mississippi coast ... you know, ancient oaks shading walled patios, a very New Orleans vibe.

    They shut the whole place down for the day to host her gathering. The extended family came from all over the US and a couple other countries ... probably 200 - 250 people total.

    Had her greetings cards from the President and the Pope, lotsa great food, open bar, etc. It was pretty freakin' awesome!

    The lady is sharp as a tack, will keep you laughing, and totally exhausts my cousin (her caretaker) tryin' to keep up with her.
    I've threatened to put some "mooneyes" decals on her walker!:eek:
     
  13. Von Rigg Fink
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    I've threatened to put some "mooneyes" decals on her walker!:eek:
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  14. pasadenahotrod
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    A big congratulations to your Aunt on such a milestone!
    And a hearty congratulations to YOU for caring!
     
  15. retromotors
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    Let me put it this way.
    You've seen tennis balls placed on the bottom legs of a walker?
    Well, we had to change hers to a different brand 'cause she wasn't gettin' enough traction off the line.
    I kid you not!
    (BTW, the yellow ones are the hot setup!):D
     
  16. Ice man
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    Gota a friend in Florida, come to think of it he now lives in N.Carolina. Any way when he got married, Mom in law came with the bride, she was old and it would be just for a time, Ha. Shes 107-8 some thing, she still spry, does a lot of the house work. Hes been married for many years and Moms still there, all of his married life. They get along, like they was kin, LOL. Iceman
     
  17. Kudos! Not many make it that far. Happy Birthday!
     
  18. Von Rigg Fink
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    :d..;)
     
  19. Fenders
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    Hey that is great !! Let's hear it from everyone who has a relative over 100 years old !! Dead or alive !! OT may ass.
     
  20. manyolcars
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    My aunt was born in 1916
    Very nice old lady
    I've only seen her once in my 59 years
     
  21. retromotors
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    Hey Von Rigg Fink,

    In case you thought I was lying, here's the lady herself at the 100th BD party.
    Note the yellow "traction aids".
    Positraction too!:eek:

    Manyolcars,
    If she's close enough, you oughta give her a visit.
    We all tend to take things and people for granted, but when they're gone, they're gone!

    [​IMG]
     
  22. skullhat
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    congradualtions, and good for her.


    skull
     
  23. Tell Her

    KEE yaw

    and

    Law DAY

    for me... if she's Acadian from New Iberia, she'll get it....
     
  24. mrdodge
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    She only looks about 70!! Congrats to her & to you for caring. A grand lady
     
  25. Paul Y
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    What a great post.

    My Great Aunt Alice lived to be 103 before she had 'had enough' and called it a day.

    We lived with her for a number of years when I was younger and she used to tell me stories of her youth.

    My favourites? The first time she ever saw a motor car, was riding her bicycle and grabbed hold of the rear of it to pull her home.

    Riding side saddle on her 'Gentlemen friends' motor cycles and being dropped off far enough from home so that her father didnt hear.

    Being an 'Air Hostess' on the flying boats on their route down to Cape Town, the trip took 10 days and was just one big party.

    And lots more.

    Strange, not thought about her in a while, amazing how something like this can bring the memories flooding back.

    Happy Birthday!!!!

    P.
     
  26. Bob Dobolina
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    Too cool..tell her happy birthday :)

    Sit down with her,and a tape recorder, and get some stories down. There's your historical connection. Still wish i woulda done that with my Uncle Gerry. Irish brogue you could cut with a knife, and 10 minutes to tell a two minute story.

    Get that tape recorder while ya can.
     

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