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    Lost Again gitarzan's Avatar
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    Happy Birthday Frank Buckles - Last Living WWI Veteran

    Sir, I know you will not be seeing this post, but I salute you the same. Thank you.

    http://www.cbs59.com/story.cfm?func=...&storyid=93586
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    Is a ukulele player in a mandolin town and banned from all bars by the chief of police unless he leaves his strings and gravy at the front door.

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    Peripheral Visionary spock's Avatar
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    At first I thought he was a member.


    Is he not logging in here any more? Too old for a computer? Wow people who ride live longer....

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    My old neighbor. 5 yrs younger than my great-grandfather who emigrated here only to get drafted and shipped back 'over there'

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    Amazing. Thanks for mentioning it.

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    Last one? No, that can't be right.

    <trots off to Wikipedia>

    Yeah, I knew it. There are actually three documented veterans of the First World War still alive, not just one:
    List of surviving veterans of World War I.

    Though that number probably won't stay the same very long.
    The pleasure is momentary, the position ridiculous, and the expense damnable. / Satan's not so bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rousseau View Post
    Last one? No, that can't be right.

    <trots off to Wikipedia>

    Yeah, I knew it. There are actually three documented veterans of the First World War still alive, not just one:
    List of surviving veterans of World War I.

    Though that number probably won't stay the same very long.
    I didn't think a refined dandy like you would miss the title:"Nations last doughboy"
    Our nation does not include the Limeys or Cannuckers also.
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    Senior Member rousseau's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by spry View Post
    I didn't think a refined dandy like you would miss the title:"Nations last doughboy"
    Either my seeing isn't so good anymore, or I'll be darned if I can see what you're referring to in the title. Looks like "Happy Birthday Frank Buckles - Last Living WWI Veteran" to me, which, not meaning to be pedantic or anything, I knew off the top of my head to not be true. There are actually three left.

    For now, anyway!
    The pleasure is momentary, the position ridiculous, and the expense damnable. / Satan's not so bad.

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    Lost Again gitarzan's Avatar
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    My mistake...

    Happy Birthday Frank Buckles - Last Living US WWI Veteran
    Quote Originally Posted by Jseis View Post
    Is a ukulele player in a mandolin town and banned from all bars by the chief of police unless he leaves his strings and gravy at the front door.

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    Refering to the news headline,not the thread title from the other nut down the street from me.

    People do seem to have a long life span in West-By-God.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spry View Post
    People do seem to have a long life span in West-By-God.
    Among states, WV had the 3rd oldest mean age and the 5th shortest lifespan

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