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An Incredible Full Concert: Chris Thile's Live From Here, December 1, 2018: Cat Power, Jacob Collier, Matteo Lane, Rachael Price

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Anymouse 🌹12/02/2018 7:09:40 pm PST

re: #335 HappyWarrior

I’m trying to remember if I knew anyone born in the 19th century. My great grandparents were all long gone by the time I was born but in my neat bit of history, my father’s maternal grandfather was born in 1874, two years before the telephone was invented and his paternal grandmother’s parents emigrated to the US during Washington’s first term from Alsace.

I did (in my family). My great-great-grandmother (mother’s mother’s mother’s mother) died in 1978 (born in 1877), one great-grandmother died in 1984 (father’s mother’s mother born in 1893), the other-great grandmother in 1993 (mother’s mother’s mother born in 1896). I went home on leave from the Navy for each of their funerals.

My mother’s mother was born in 1913 and died in 2005, so she was an adult during the Great Depression. My mother is still alive and was born before WW2.