Alas, eleventy-one years is far too short a time to live among such excellent and admirable Australians.

Alas, eleventy-one years is far too short a time to live among such excellent and admirable Australians.


Alas, eleventy-one years is far too short a time to live among such excellent and admirable Australians.

5 days ago
  1. It’s crazy to think about the life that people around his age have lived. He was born in 1910, grew up during the horrors of the First World War, and became a teenager during the Roaring 20s just in time to enter the job market as the Great Depression hit. He’s just entering his 30s as a second World War, even worse than the first, tears the world apart just 20 years after the first. Emerging from this he sees the rise and fall of the Soviet Union (keeping in mind when he was born, Russia was still ruled by a Tsar), the advent of mass media, and drastic changes in every possible demographic (in 1910, over 50% of the US population worked on farms). This man lived from from before automobiles to the Black Lives Matter protests. Staggering, to me.

  2. “Dexter, Dexter, may we have a look at that watch on your wrist?”

    “HYRAAAGH!”

  3. Looks like some block-headed Bracegirdle from Hardbottle.

  4. I never want to live to an age where I start to constantly wear a resting face that says “I’ve been trying to escape this mortal coil for 20 years…but he won’t let me.”

  5. I don’t know half of you as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve

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