(left to right in the picture...me being held by Mom, my Grandpa Keeling, my Great-Uncle Claude...in the front my brother and Great-Grandma Keeling. Santa Ana, California 1954)
Mom's Paternal Grandmother lived to be just shy of 100 years, quite a feat in 1963 but not so much these days. With all of the research on centenarians, people are living longer and longer lives. A new study has found that there are traits found in families who have grandparents, parents, aunts or uncles, brothers or sisters who live to be a ripe old age. There's a website Livingto100.com that has an easy calculator that uses the most current and carefully researched medical and scientific data in order to estimate how old you will live to be. The calculator asks you 40 quick questions related to your health and family history, and takes about 10 minutes to complete. I took the test this morning and it estimated my lifespan at 101 years! Good genes and living a pretty quiet lifestyle definitely bumped up my years!