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Thursday Slice annex 2

"This is in answer to your question about the age when we passed our parents in height," wrote Peggy Jeremiah. "I never did. I'm short (5'3") and my parents are both taller than that. I am the shortest adult in our immediate family."

She said she has had grandkids pass her in height already. And the ones who haven't yet are all 5 years old or younger.

Gail Cory-Betz shared this. "My dad, a six-footer, was the middle child in a family of five boys. While I never caught up with him, I was taller than my 5'3" mother by age 14 or 15.

"Dad's next eldest brother, my beloved Uncle Jimmy, was only about 5'4". When we were growing up, our grandpa (who was quite the kidder) would ask us what we wanted to be when we grew up. Our response, of course, was a resounding, 'Taller than Uncle Jimmy!'"

Tom Rogers told about how, in his wife Trudy's extended family, growing to be "taller than Aunt Trudy" has become an accepted rite of passage. "That tends to happen relatively early due to her height of 4'11".     




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