My father died aged 76 and a few months into his 77th year; Sonny, my brother, lived 77 years and 11 months and died in his 78th year. I have now completed my 78th year and moved into my 79th sounds pretty ominous doesn’t it?
My mother died aged 79 years and 10 months in her 80th year; am I to fill in the gap. What a cheerful way to spend the 50th celebration of my 29th birthday 🙂
It has always been my intention to pass the age my paternal grandparents were when they died. They were both in their 87th year having been born the year Abraham Lincoln died (1865).
I would like to emulate President John Adams feat, he lived 1735 – 1825; by living 1935 – 2025 but I wouldn’t place any bets on it.