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Old 04-27-2020, 10:28 AM
Location: S-E Michigan
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My M-I-L is nearly 80 years older than her youngest grandchild. My wife's baby brother had an unplanned late in life child.

My father was 65 and my mother was 63 when their first grandchild was born. I will be almost 64 and my wife 61 when our first grandchild is born in a few weeks. Ironically, my wife and I chose to become parents in our early 20's, in part so that we would be young and active for our grandchildren. Oh well............ Still active at least!

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Old 04-27-2020, 11:36 AM
Location: NY
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My father was 86 when his last grandchild was born. He had my younger sister at age 44 and she got married in her
late 30s. (She would have preferred to have been a younger mom but didn't meet Mr. Right until later in life).

In my 20s, I went out with a guy whose grandmother was the same age as my parents. They had me at 40.

I worked with a girl who became a grandma at 36. She had her daughter at 18, the daughter followed suit. And the
daughter has 2 daughters now! She may become a young grandma too.
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Old 04-27-2020, 08:41 PM
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Originally Posted by BrassTacksGal View Post
When I was a social worker I had a grandmother in my caseload who was 28 when her grandchild was born. She was a mother at 14 and her daughter followed suit and had a baby at 14. Neither of them was any good at parenting and the grandchild ended up in foster care. Sad.
Yes, I saw that frequently when I was a public health nurse as well. I also have a cousin who was about 15 when she became a mom, is now a great-grandmom at about 65.
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Old 04-27-2020, 10:33 PM
Location: USA
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my mother-in-law was born in 1910. Her mother was born in 1869. My wife was born in 1950. and our daughter was born in 1993. So having children around 40 seems to run in the family.
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Old 04-29-2020, 07:13 AM
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One grandfather was 69 years older than me. He died 10 years before I was born. My mom was 75 years older than her youngest grandchild. She enjoyed watching her grandkids grow up; lived to almost 93.
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Old 05-02-2020, 11:30 AM
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I worked with a woman who was sooooo happy to be a grandmother at 34. Turns out her mother was 51 and her grandmother was 66. Yes everyone of them had their child at 17. Not surprisingly it was only the great grandmother who hadn't been divorced by 30.

My co-worker could not understand why we all didn't think this was normal.
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