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  •  Exactly! This a mistake many people (2+ / 0-)
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    mungley, denise b

    make, confusing 'average' life expectancy and the actual age people can live to.  Visit an old graveyard in New England and you will see plenty of gravestones for people in their eighties and nineties.

    Young children in those days died in high numbers, and women died in childbirth, but people who survived those two hurdles often lived into their seventies and beyond.

    •  Yes. I've heard that if you made it to 20 you (1+ / 0-)
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      were very likely to make it to 60.

      The perils of life were not so great that every day was a struggle to survive in our nation's history. (barring obvious exceptions for war and famine and ill treatment by other humans)

      Can't we all get along? - R. King.

      by mungley on Tue Apr 20, 2010 at 04:17:32 PM PDT

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