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Old 01-15-2018, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania & New Jersey
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... Try being 6' at 14. There would be no dating at all for me in high school. ...
Dang, Mightyqueen! I hated towering over the short girls and would have enjoyed meeting you back then. But our five miles of separation could just as well have been a million. C'est la vie.
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Old 01-15-2018, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Not to worry, we're all going to "grow" again once the conversion to the metric system is complete.

Being schooled in the 1960s and 70s, we were taught that the "standard systems" of measurement would be passé by the time we were adults — that America was converting to metric. (Anyone else experience this?) I'm still waiting!

Accordingly, when that happens I'll have "grown" from 74 to 183. Oh metrics, come quickly!
Was just talking about this yesterday! My sister and I were telling our niece that when we were in school, we were told that we'd be converting to the metric system in a few years. All that seems to have happened is that soda started being sold in two-liter bottles.
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Old 01-15-2018, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Dang, Mightyqueen! I hated towering over the short girls and would have enjoyed meeting you back then. But our five miles of separation could just as well have been a million. C'est la vie.
Alas. Maybe in the next life.
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Old 01-15-2018, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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I was laways 6"1 and 1/4" Now at 54, it appears I am only 6'1 and 1/8" I am shrinking.
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Old 01-15-2018, 07:46 AM
 
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I don't know exactly, but when I woke up this morning, I looked up and shouted "Ze PLANE!, ze PLANE!"...
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Old 01-15-2018, 10:52 AM
 
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I may have lost 3/4". I measured at 2am. I wonder if I'm taller in the mourning.
Nope, measured in the mourning, same 73.25" I'm not 6' 2" any more. Not bad for almost 74y
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Old 01-15-2018, 11:11 AM
 
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About an inch, maybe a little more. I'm 57. VERY active & physical (military/horse person/single mom of 2 boys) for my whole life.

I was an ejection seat mechanic and we learned that, when aircrew eject their spines compress and they are actually shorter. They can recover somewhat but they're supposed to be grounded after....2, I think... ejections, for health reasons. Of course if they crash 2 jets they need to be grounded! oops, different thread.
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Old 01-15-2018, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Eugene, Oregon
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I've gained 1/4" over my height when I was 21. I've been in hard athletic training continuously all my life and for 18 years, have taken glucosamine HCL (Schiff brand--others don't work for me) and MSM, from Kala Health. This has maintained the cartilage in my joints and even restored it a bit. My joints feel and work as well as they did when I was 17. I've found that when you buy the store brands or generic brands of those two supplements, they are not effective. It takes a couple of months of daily use, to see the benefits.

They even have glucosamine supplements for dogs and cats. A friend's cat had bad joints at age 18. But after a month on glucosamine from a vet, he was walking, running and jumping again. He lived a normal, active life under age 25, when he began an inevitable decline and lived until age 26.
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Old 01-15-2018, 01:53 PM
 
Location: colorado springs, CO
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I have been 6' 1/2" since I was 14. Recently, someone argued that I was not six feet tall. To prove it, he measured me in my bare feet against the door jamb and we marked it, like a little kid.

Apparently I am now 5'11". I am not even 60!

My mom was always 5'11". Now at 89, she has shrunk to 5'9".
What is it with people who always have to argue with tall women about their measurements?

I’m 5’10 & I have been since I was 13. “ No you’re not! You can’t be 5’10”!” Whatever...
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Old 01-15-2018, 03:49 PM
 
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I've been taking Glucosamine, too, for eons. Gave it to my horses, dogs are on it now, too.
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