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Jenny
1378162.  Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:19 am Reply with quote

Interesting article about Harrison Tyler and similar long generations here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2020/11/29/president-john-tyler-grandson-harrison/

Closer to our time, I think about my parents - father born 1914 and mother born 1918.

 
tetsabb
1378168.  Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:41 am Reply with quote

My mum 1920, dad 1922, so quite close to yours, Jen

 
CB27
1378205.  Wed Mar 31, 2021 7:37 am Reply with quote

crissdee wrote:
CB27 wrote:
..... my great grandparents were living in Whitechapel for a few years before and after the murders, so no doubt would have been worried by the events......They lived in St George in the East parish

They must have been near neighbours of my great-grandparents! They lived in Cannon St Rd, and ran (iirc) a tobacconists shop.

I know my great grandfather was a tailor, and they seemed to have done well in the end because after the turn of the century they were taking my grandad and his siblings on foreign holidays. Not sure where the shop was though, will need to look up.

My grandad used to reminisce about his time growing up there, and his favourite film for many years was "A kid for two farthings" :)

 
Janet H
1378639.  Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:34 pm Reply with quote

One fact I heard on a podcast the other day was that the Tyrannosaurus [sp] is nearer to us than it was to the Stegasaurus. My jaw really did drop.

 
crissdee
1378642.  Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:27 pm Reply with quote

Yes, it's easy to forget that the time of the dinosaurs covered about 165 million years. We have hardly established a foothold on the geological scale...

 

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