Would you like to live this long???

brandylady
By brandylady

ITN - Friday, June 6 10:43 amEurope's oldest man is celebrating his 112th birthday with a flypast from the RAF.

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Henry Allingham, who is also the last founding member of the RAF, has been invited to a VIP lunch at RAF Cranwell in Lincolnshire to witness the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. It will be followed by a parachute drop.

Eight of Mr Allingham's grandchildren and great grandchildren and their partners have flown from their homes in the US for the occasion.

And later this afternoon, 40 pupils from Cranwell Primary School will present him with a birthday cake on what is the 90th anniversary year of the RAF.

Mr Allingham said: "I'm a lucky guy. I am looking forward to a wonderful day and to seeing the family. I just hope I don't let the side down. People ask me how I've done it, and I just say that I look forward to another tomorrow."

Mr Allingham is just one of three known UK survivors from the First World War.

The other two are ex-Royal Navy stoker Bill Stone, 107, who was born in Devon but now lives in Oxfordshire, and 109-year-old Harry Patch, who lives in Wells, Somerset, the last surviving Tommy to have served on the Western Front.

He has been awarded a string of accolades including the British War Medal, Victory Medal and the Legion d'honneur, France's highest military honour.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

By heero_yuy2• 14 years 5 months ago.
heero_yuy2

There was a case in India some time last year where the lady claimed to be over 110 but couldn't verify it..

Talk about government aide...LOL

"Everything in this book may be wrong." Illusions: The Adventures of The Reluctant Messiah by Richard Bach

By anonymous• 14 years 5 months ago.
anonymous

I'm not dumping on retired workers but I'm suggesting alternatives. People could get the same benefits but not have to work in a job.

My uncle and aunt retired and they are full-time travellers. They have been doing it for so long that they know how to do it cheaply. They go all over the world with friends or other travellers.

By brandylady• 14 years 5 months ago.
brandylady

thats my point, for some its their only company :)

I think people should be allowed to work for as long as they are able

By britexpat• 14 years 5 months ago.
britexpat

My ex boss retired from a well paid job and a year later was working as a "gopher / tea boy" in a factory in Glasgow..

He said he just wanted the company and felt lonely at home!

By brandylady• 14 years 5 months ago.
brandylady

I know people who continue working after retirement age too, not through greed but to keep themselves alive, as in useful and day to day interaction with others, often when people retire they are at a loss of how to occupy their time

By anonymous• 14 years 5 months ago.
anonymous

I know a lot of "retired" people who keep on working. They are over 50 and collecting their company pension. But they keep on working in a paid job. For them, working after retirement is doing something for themselves. I wouldn't want to do that. Is that greed or a desire to feel useful and productive?

By harsha• 14 years 6 months ago.
harsha

brandy.. very true.. but as i said.. i aint sure if i'll live beyond that.. you dont need more tahn 5-6 years for a relaxed retired life.. maybe i am saying this coz its far away now.. maybe when its near i will start wishing to live longer...

By brandylady• 14 years 6 months ago.
brandylady

60 or 65 is still relatively young, too young to be thinking of dying :)

Thats the age when you hopefully finish working and get to do things for yourself, keep living!!! :)

By harsha• 14 years 6 months ago.
harsha

I dunno.. but i guess i wont live beyond 60.. lol.. and even if i live.. i dont think more than 65 is good enough..

By brandylady• 14 years 6 months ago.
brandylady

thats a really nice answer thank you :)

By anonymous• 14 years 6 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
anonymous

I want to live longer to see the kind of world that dd will live in. Things I'd like to see....

(1) Will the "war on terror" be over in her lifetime (or will it escalate)?

(2) How will the Internet be used in her lifetime (and related technologies)?

(3) How will the climate change? Is global warming a long-term trend?

(4) What will English sound & look like? What will it evolve into?

(5) How will Christians be treated in her lifetime?

(6) How will she live in her lifetime (treat her kids, progress in her career, treat people less fortunate than her, etc.)

By britexpat• 14 years 6 months ago.
britexpat

Thats excellent.. Hope the Lord keeps her going for many years to come..

The problem in verifyig age is hat in many countries, birth certificates were not available in those days..

There was a case in India some time last year where the lady claimed to be over 110 but couldn't verify it..

By venerate_mani• 14 years 6 months ago.
venerate_mani

if my body keep on moving without any support then i would prefer do live that long

By ishutanu• 14 years 6 months ago.
ishutanu

she is 107yrs old

Naye dost banane ki aadat hain hume, Apni alag pehchan banane ke aadat hain hume,Chahe koi kitna bhi zakhm de, Phir bhi muskurane ke aadat hain hume

By brandylady• 14 years 6 months ago.
brandylady

how many years young is she??

By ishutanu• 14 years 6 months ago.
ishutanu

my moms moms mom mashallah is still alive allhamdullilah she is very awctive.

Naye dost banane ki aadat hain hume, Apni alag pehchan banane ke aadat hain hume,Chahe koi kitna bhi zakhm de, Phir bhi muskurane ke aadat hain hume

By brandylady• 14 years 6 months ago.
brandylady

as soon as I become a burden on others thats when I would want to die, this man seems fit and still active, good on him!!! :)

By flanostu• 14 years 6 months ago.
flanostu

the day I can't wipe my own arse is the day i wanna die.

By britexpat• 14 years 6 months ago.
britexpat

If I am mobile, have my senses about me and am not dependent on no-one, then why not! No one wants to die!

By alik• 14 years 6 months ago.
alik

IF I AM WELL AND FIT SURE!! Y NOT!!!!

BUT AS SOON AS I START GETTING DEPENDENT AND MY BODY CANT SUPPORT ME.. I WOULD REALLY PREFER TO DIE

By brandylady• 14 years 6 months ago.
brandylady

posted under wrong heading, just thought it was interesting

By t_coffee_or_me• 14 years 6 months ago.
t_coffee_or_me

Its information

 

 

 

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By stealth• 14 years 6 months ago.
stealth

is this funny?

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