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Offline Erica McPhee

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Re: How old are you?
« Reply #165 on: June 27, 2019, 01:31:34 PM »
Hahaha! No youíre not!  ;D

Iím FIFTY years old now!  :D I finally feel my age.  :-\


Iím older than dirt!

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Re: How old are you?
« Reply #166 on: June 27, 2019, 10:42:29 PM »
I'm twice as old as Natasha was when she started this post. How did this happen?
I was in first grade just a few years ago Ö  :o

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Re: How old are you?
« Reply #167 on: June 28, 2019, 06:58:39 AM »
I'm 80 years old.

Having read through this entire, fascinating thread, it occurs to me that I may hold the dubious distinction of being the oldest contributor still working full-time as a calligrapher.

« Last Edit: June 29, 2019, 04:06:49 AM by Ken Fraser »

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Re: How old are you?
« Reply #168 on: June 28, 2019, 11:07:02 AM »
I turned 63 in March, but my inner child is ageless  ;)

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Re: How old are you?
« Reply #169 on: July 26, 2019, 04:00:49 PM »
I'm 80 years old.

Having read through this entire, fascinating thread, it occurs to me that I may hold the dubious distinction of being the oldest contributor still working full-time as a calligrapher.
@Ken Fraser
It's encouraging to us youngsters (I'll be 69 this year) that you are still doing such fine work at eighty. It's rare, but not unprecedented. Here's a Christmas card Henry D. Allison of Dublin, NH, wrote to his school in 1949 when he was eighty. Still good work. Not sure if he wrote well 'till the day he died, but he did live another 14 years. Keep on writing, Ken.

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Re: How old are you?
« Reply #170 on: November 26, 2020, 06:12:06 PM »

Next month I'll be 82 and I'm still working as a full-time calligrapher.

Do I hold the record,
« Last Edit: November 26, 2020, 10:37:37 PM by Ken Fraser »

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Re: How old are you?
« Reply #171 on: November 28, 2020, 02:52:24 PM »
Lovely Ken! I sure hope I can maintain as steady a hand as you. She may not be full time but you are in good company. Marian Gault reached 100 this year. She was scheduled to teach at IAMPETH in Atlanta this year but it was canceled.
 I took her Gothacized Italic class a few years ago. Great class!

But yes - you very well could hold the record!  ;D
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Re: How old are you?
« Reply #172 on: November 29, 2020, 10:42:42 AM »
Thanks,

I think that we are blessed insofar as our interest/hobby/employment isn't physical, and provided our hand stays steady there is no age limit! ;D

Ken

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Re: How old are you?
« Reply #173 on: December 01, 2020, 01:10:16 AM »
    I guess every old name is new again!  My grandmother's name was Sophia (spelled Zofia)  and that was all the rage for awhile, or different variations of it (Sofia, Sophia, etc.).  Not sure if it is still as popular.

So true. Oh yes, Sophia is popular! It's been in the Top 10 for years now. (It may even be #1.) My daughter is a Sophia. I researched it and knew it was poised to be big, but I was ahead of the curve, and we call her Sophie. My other daughter is Charlotte -- also a 'grandma' name. But we have run into several even younger than my daughter.

For some reason I love names. I researched them to death before I picked my daughters.  :)

(And my name screams "Child of the '60s!")

I love the old name made new trend. My girls have "grandma" names, though it doesn't sound as flattering when described that way, ha! They are named Lucy and Norah. And I know many who have named their daughters similar types of names; Eloise, Vivian, Evelyn, Emma, Rosalie, etc.

Your name is also a Child of the '80s name! I know three people named Lori, all spelled differently. One Lauri, one Loree and one Lori, all born in the '80s.


Speaking of "grandma" names - my first name is Marjorie (but I go by my middle name) & I am named after my grandma!

I'll be 26 in a week :) And @Ken Fraser you are an inspiration!

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Re: How old are you?
« Reply #174 on: December 03, 2020, 03:31:15 PM »
Iím 21 and have been for the last 32 years.  ::) ;)