The phone rang last night and I rushed to get it before the answering machine took over. Got there in time, and said "Hello". I was thinking that it was someone calling to check on my wife and I was in the middle of a household chore or two or three. I heard a female voice say hello, and I asked who was calling. Since I was busy with something, I wasn't paying complete attention to the phone call and when she said her name the first part was muffled and all I heard was ??? Lynn. Of course, I said "WOW", is this Loretta Lynn?
Guess what? It wasn't, it was my cousin, Judy Lynn who I have not heard from in many, many years. She was the youngest child of my Dad's oldest brother. She is older than I am and her brother is fifteen years older than she is. Gee, I wonder if she was a surprise baby? She wanted to tell me that her brother had been in the hospital and is now home but isn't doing all that great. Well, he is in his 90's and just because his Dad lived to be a hundred, I would guess that he has a good chance of hitting the century mark. Yep my Dad's brother lived to be a hundred and my Dad died at 60, 40 years less than his brother.
Now, let's hope that you all inherited the longevity gene in your family and live long and well, you hear?