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Old 25 May 2007, 13:41   #1
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Oldest Ribber in town?

I took my Gran out today. She is over here from the UK on a weeks holiday.
She has just had her 81st birthday and i was wondering is she the oldest ribber in town?
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Old 25 May 2007, 15:47   #2
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Your Gran beat my Father by 2 years.

I hope she enjoyed the experience. I was having a leisurely cruise when my Father kept patting me on my back, I opened her up a bit and he hit me real hard. Having stopped he explained " I wanted you to go slower!", I told him I was only doing 17 knotts
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Great shots. As my Dad aged, he first gave up sailing, but bought a small power boat. It wasn't the same for him, but it got him out on the water. He finally got rid of that when he was 78. He and my Mom were up at our place when he was 81. My favorite photo of the two of them shows him driving my Hurricane with her behind him on the jockey wagging her finger at him to slow down. Of course, he completely ignored her!

He passed away the following spring. That picture is on my desk... I think if him fondly whenever I look at it!

I'll try to remember to scan it...
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oldest ribber

I will get Andre to post some photos if he has any, but my Grandmother is 83!!
and still Ribbing
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I took my Gran out today. She is over here from the UK on a weeks holiday.
She has just had her 81st birthday and i was wondering is she the oldest ribber in town?
Those are top photos!

What a cool lady

(But the title of oldest ribber in town has to go to the gArfish. I think he's 89?)

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(But the title of oldest ribber in town has to go to the gArfish. I think he's 89?)
Or, as gaRf might write it, 98.
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