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Anyone over 65 and still have both parents?

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Sweetaddiction88 · 30/04/2021 20:19

Just as the title suggests, interested to see. I thought it was wonderful that Prince Charles had both parents alive until the age of 72.

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Am I being unreasonable?


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iolaus · 30/04/2021 20:21

I can't see there being many

I don't think I know of any, several who have A living parent when they reach that age but not both


snowpo · 30/04/2021 20:33

My mum had both hers still at the age of 70, my amazing grandparents. They had their 70th wedding anniversary same year as Queen & Prince Philip.


Ethelswith · 30/04/2021 20:33

SIL is that age and still has both living (in their late 80s)

I don't think it's that uncommon to reach that age. And it was common in the post war years to have your DC in your early 20s.


IFiredUpTheQuattro · 30/04/2021 20:37

I'm 60 and both my parents are still alive and in their late 80's.


Sweetaddiction88 · 30/04/2021 20:51

Lovely stories to hear.

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LetMeTryAgain · 30/04/2021 20:55

I'm 67 in a couple of weeks and have both parents in good health and pretty active.
I've only just lost my mother in law last month.


Cryalot2 · 30/04/2021 20:56

I am 60 and my father died years ago a very sudden death, mum only died before Christmas last year.
There was a huge gap between my inlaws and my parents age yet oddly both dh father and mine were the same age when they died as were both our mothers !


lms2017 · 30/04/2021 20:58

Im Only 32 and my dad's 80 it gets me really REALLY upset when I think how I will be without him at quite a young age and my son without his grandad , my mum is 68 x


Anne1958 · 30/04/2021 20:59

I’m 63 and my father is his late 80’s. My mum died in an accident many years ago but came from a family of people who lived very long lives.


cptartapp · 30/04/2021 20:59

My DM had both her parents until she was 66 (my uncle was 67). My GM died aged 89 and my DM then died suddenly six months later aged 69.
My GP were married 66 years. I think they were married and had their first child at 18.


zen1 · 30/04/2021 21:02

DH’s mum had both until she was 73 (they were teens when she was born).


ragged · 30/04/2021 21:10

Am pretty sure my dad made it to 64 (when his dad died of lung cancer, having given up cigs 22 years earlier). Dad's parents were 19 & 17 when he was born. I guess my aunt was 61 when her 1st parent died -- her older parent then lived another 6 years.

This is kind of sad because I don't think my dad will have another 10 years. :(


CallMeCleo · 30/04/2021 21:11

My boyfriend is 61 and both his parents are alive.

A female friend of 76 still has her mother, who is 98.


alphabetti · 30/04/2021 21:26

My mum was 61 when my grandad died from a stroke. Mums now 65 and my grandma (her mum) is 88 and going strong. Grandmas mum lived until 99yrs6mth.


NK346f2849X127d8bca260 · 30/04/2021 21:47

DH is 61 this year and his father is still here. He is 91 does all his own shopping, cooking, cleaning and gardening, also does a 20 minute exercise routine every morning and still very alert and witty.

I am a bit younger, my parents are now 85 and 87.


serin · 30/04/2021 22:02

We had an 82year old patient in hospital recently and her 100 year old DM rang up every day to check on her. Grin


Pottedpalm · 30/04/2021 22:17

My DF lived to 101 and DM to 99 but had children later in life so both were dead before I reached 65.
DH’s parents had him very young (19), but died young too. They were 55 and 61. Neither lived to see our children grow up, unlike my much older parents.


FedNlanders · 30/04/2021 22:20

I care for people in their late 90s who have a daughter in her 70s and then a grand daughter and great granddaughter.


FedNlanders · 30/04/2021 22:20

A couple*


GrumpyHoonMain · 30/04/2021 22:24

My best friend is 50 and has not only her parents (70s) but all of her grandparents (1 is 102 and the other 100; other side 90s) too. All active, mobile, do their own shopping


Aerielview · 30/04/2021 22:27


We had an 82year old patient in hospital recently and her 100 year old DM rang up every day to check on her. Grin

Love this

Sundance2741 · 30/04/2021 22:36

On my 60th birthday both my parents were alive. My mother's mother was alive until she was 65. Out of all my 60ish friends though, no one else has both parents left but most do still have one.


Dartsplayer · 30/04/2021 22:37

My mum was 62 when her dad died. There are 2 women that I work with who are both 63 and both their DMs are still alive and in their 90s


Sundance2741 · 30/04/2021 22:38

Actually now I think about it, not most, but many do.


sunflowertulip · 30/04/2021 22:39

My dad just lost his first parent, he is 71. My grandad isn't well though so looks like he will lose both in a short period. Amazing.

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