Good for him MacGuru. A family of 13! Big crowd tomorrow I am guessing.
Wow. How great that his quality of life is still so high... I once attended a woman's 101st birthday, and she sat in a chair, staring blankly around the room the whole time.
So, a toast to your grandfather! Perhaps it was the 40 years of lead exposure that did it? ;)
And that's probably his secret.
I remember meeting my great uncle in 1977. I was four years old, and he was 101 years old. He was a kind man who gave me toffees, and he smiled a lot too. It is amazing to think of the life he had led, compared to mine (they barely overlap - he died that same year).
Wish Uncle Onésime a very happy birthday from the rest of us!
|He worked on a farm most of his childhood |
He worked digging in a copper mine most of his teen years
He worked handling and breathing lead for a printer for 40 years after that
He raised a family of 13, in these conditions.
I like to read these types of things when I am having a bad day. Makes me realize things aren't so bad even on my worst days.
I remember my 93 year old great-grandmother teaching me how to play Chinese Checkers. She was a riot, sharp as a tack.
She made it to 95, until time finally took it's toll. I can only hope I am able to enjoy life when I'm that old.
Macguru - best wishes to your great-uncle. Here's to his accounting pen, may his ink never dry out.
>>And that's probably his secret.
I guess so, hope he was contagious.
Best wishes to Uncle Onesime
|Please Be Gentle|
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ONESIME
Happy centurion day to Uncle Onesime from across the pond
Happy Birthday Onésime!
I love hearing stories like this one. I bet he has more than a few tales to tell...
Happy Birthday Onésime :)
My dad is 88, still exercises three times a week. He amazes me and I hope his genes do the trick for me.
Macguru, may your uncle's genes work their magic on you.
Hope his birthday was everything he wished for it to be! It's great to hear about someone with that many years and still a wonderful quality of life.
Many happy returns to him, and my wish for many more quality years too!
>Macguru, may your uncle's genes work their magic on you.
Thanks Shane. I hope so too. A lot of people in his family reached the 90. Onésinme can still reach for his toes without bending his knees. He could also remember the name of more people than I could. Quite a phenomenom.
>>Hope his birthday was everything he wished for it to be!
Yeah the party was great. He told us it was good to see all these people reunited again.
And you know what? He introduced us to his new girl friend, Emma... many years younger than him... ;)
Welcome to the family Emma!
Macguru, Reading that post made my day! Hooray for your uncle and hooray for Emma!
He introduced us to his new girl friend, Emma...
May I live such a full life (and be able to touch my toes) when I get anywhere near his age! :)