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The very old age of. My grandfather passed away this weekend. He lead a remarkable life and lived to the grand old age of 98.
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He was still piloting a plane two years later at the grand old age of 101, but has not flown since he suffered a stroke in 2018.
Funnily enough, the criticism came from an observer insistent that it was 'tacky' as she's the grand old age of 50.
I MUST pay tribute to a dear friend and colleague Ivor Broadis, who has died at the grand old age of 96.
DUDLEY Zoo's black bear Inca has died at the grand old age of 38.
The team at the rehoming centre believe that at the grand old age of 15, Yorkshire Terriers Bruno and Poppy are the oldest siblings they have ever cared for and they are determined to find the devoted pair a home together.
It takes me to the grand old age. I feel more than capable of performing at this level for this length of contract.
There was also a place for midfielder Corentin Tolisso, who is 23, in an XI captained by Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, the veteran of the bunch at the grand old age of 31.With an average age of 24 years and six months, it is the youngest XI to appear for France in their first fixture at a World Cup since the side that faced Mexico at the 1930 tournament in Uruguay.
Mr Castle, who is married to Vicky, continued: "My parents didn't worry at all as the group leader, at the grand old age of 14, would look after us."
But now, at the grand old age of 140 in human years, Snowy has coped with the change in his life and is happily settled in his new home with his owner, Margaret Millar.
IT IS with a heavy heart that I write about the passing of Lombard Ships, a lowly rated mare who, after retiring from racing at the age of six in 1993 lived on to the grand old age of 31.
BRITAIN'S oldest mayoress has proudly returned to the role for the second time - at the grand old age of 93.
Marlon the Kunekune pig from Warwickshire's Hoar Park Farm died last month at the grand old age of 15.
I WILL not been joining the queue to back-slap Dana Powell, an individual featured in last week's Sunday Mercury for making his boxing debut at the grand old age of 60.
THE average age at which people finally feel financially mature is 20 years into adulthood - at the grand old age of 38 - a study suggests.