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In case you think you're old?
Jeanne Louise Calment had the longest confirmed human
Lifespan on record: 122 years and 164 days.
It seems that fate strongly approved of the way Madam Calment lived her
Jeanne was born in Arles, France, on 21st February 1875.
When the Eiffel Tower was built, she was 14 year old.
It was at this time that she met Vincent van Gogh.
"He was dirty, badly dressed and disagreeable," she recalled in an
interview given in 1988.
When she was 85, she took up fencing, and she was still riding on her bike
when she reached 100.
When Jeanne was 114, she starred in a film about her life; at 115 she had an
operation on her hip, and at 117 she gave up smoking (having started at the
age of 21 in 1896).
Apparently, she didn't give it up for health reasons, but because she didn't
like having to ask someone to help her light a cigarette once she was
becoming almost blind.
In 1965, Jeanne was 90 years old and had no heirs.
She signed a deal to sell her apartment to a 47-year-old lawyer called
He agreed to pay her a monthly sum of 2,500 francs on the condition that he
would inherit her apartment after she died.
However, Raffray not only ended up paying Jeanne for 30 years, but died
before she did at the age of 77.
His widow was legally obliged to continue paying Madam Calment until the end
of her days.
Jeanne retained sharp mental faculties.
When she was asked on her 120th birthday what kind of future she expected to
have, she replied: "A very short one."
Quotes and rules of life from Jeanne Calment:
"Being young is a state of mind, it doesn't depend on one's body, I'm
actually still a young girl; it's just that I haven't looked so good for the
past 70 years."
"I've only got one wrinkle, and I'm sitting on it."
"All babies are beautiful."
"I've been forgotten by our good lord."
"I'm in love with wine."
"Always keep your smile. That's how I explain my long life."
"If you can't change something, don't worry about it."
"I have a huge desire to live and a big appetite, especially for sweets."
"I never wear mascara; I laugh until I cry too often."
"I see badly, I hear badly, and I feel bad, but everything's fine."
"I think I will die of laughter."
"I have legs of iron, but to tell you the truth, they're starting to rust
and buckle a bit."
"I took pleasure when I could. I acted clearly and morally and without
regret. I'm very lucky."
(At the end of one interview, in response to a journalist who said he hoped
they would meet again the following year):
"Why not? You're not that old; you'll still be here."
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I just found your post I’m also searching for Mary’s tattoo solution. I have asked in a Cork Genealogy group and someone kindly sent a link to your post. I’m in Ireland at present. My research shows she arrived in Australia in 1834 with the two tattoos. We have riddled and asked but so far no clear answer.
Hope to year back. I descended from Mary’s daughter to Charles...Sarah Powell.
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I read with interest the Wheeler History,my grandmother was named Jessie Jane Wheeler Russell,( Born 1902)
Jessie was the granddaughter of Jane Wheeler who was in the Daughter of James W,1810-1890.
Our family still lives in the Narrabeen area,Devitt Street,and Warriewood.
I have a few gaps in my brief ancestral search about Jane Wheeler,I was wondering where she was Buried and what happed to her Husband Mr Thompson who appeared to have died around 1906 ,because James and George both left land to the Widow Jane Wheeler(Thompson) around this time,in Pittwater rd ,Narrabeen,and Albert streets,for which our Family branch of the Russell’s occupied since 1886 until mid 1970’s approx.
Mr Thompson is some what of a mystery his full name and origin are difficult to find.
Look forward to hearing from you with any leads you may have.
Rodger Henning-Smith( nee Russell/Wheeler)
Mob 0414 505 404
Located posts from these two listers from 2007 31st July and 2nd August.
Would like to share information with them please. SUBJECT was (PJ) GEORGE
SEYMOUR Asia 1820
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Can you explain to me the meaning of letters imprinted on a convicts arms,
face and body Thank you. My address is golferswife(a)bigpond.com
----- Original Message -----
From: "Lesley Uebel" <ckennedy(a)bigpond.net.au>
To: "'Charlotte Smith'" <caicsmith(a)bigpond.com>;
Sent: Friday, October 29, 2010 11:28 PM
Subject: Re: [PJ] William Waddell. possibly Weddell.
>A bit more Charlotte,
> William Waddell could read and write, was a Protestant and married. The
> Indent states that he had 4 children. It also states that he gave his
> place as Perthshire and had been a farm servant and sawyer. No previous
> convictions recorded.
> Lesley Uebel
> CLAIM A CONVICT
> -----Original Message-----
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> Sent: Saturday, 30 October 2010 2:06 PM
> To: aus-pj-jackson-convicts
> Subject: [PJ] William Waddell. possibly Weddell.
> Hi, I am looking for information on William Waddell, possibly Waddell.
> arrived on "Lord Lyndock 2 " 1833, C/F 39/1664, 28/9/1839. If anyone can
> help, this would be greatly appreciated.
> Regards, Charlotte
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