Monday, December 11, 2006

People in my family age ridiculously well

Exhibit A, my great-uncle (my grandfather's brother), who is 93. And yes, he lives in Hawaii and his birthday is indeed Pearl Harbor Day. His son tells me that Uncle John still takes an occasional overnight fishing trip.

Exhibit B, my aunt. It's because she works out religiously, but still, I'm glad I share her genes.

I also must include my other aunt (academics must check out the photo), who is Mr. Trillwing's age. She's the "fun aunt," the one who takes us out on her electric boat and proceeds to get everyone really, really drunk and then let them take turns "steering" the boat. (I think she would get along well with Dr. Brazen Hussy.)

Have I ever mentioned that at 5'9" and 165 pounds, I'm the short, fat one in the family? Really, I should take better advantage of my DNA so that I, too, can still be the fun mama in my 40s.

4 comments:

Phantom Scribbler said...

For fun, I asked Mr. Blue to guess the age of your great uncle.

58. That was his guess.

Rhea said...

I'm just blown away by the photos of your 'aged' relatives. This is great. Tell them to check out my blog. It's for baby boomers, ages 42-60.

Anonymous said...

I'm going to try to comment anonymously, to see if it works this time. I haven't been able to comment at all on your blog for the past few days.

But I wanted to say that I can sympathise with being the shortest in the family! I also am, at 5'8". And I am by far the tiny one of the women in my family. The rest of them hover around the 6 foot mark.

Anonymous said...

(From the Queen of West Procrastination)