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#1 camdigger OFFLINE  

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Posted January 24, 2016 - 05:16 PM

Our youngest just turned 14. He is carrying on a family tradition. The year I was 14, was the year I was finally taller than my Dad. He hugged me goodnight a bit ago, and I was startled to realize he's now as tall as I am.


Kid will be changing light bulbs in the ceiling fixtures standing flat footed on a linoleum floor by the time he stops growin'.
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Posted January 24, 2016 - 06:16 PM

I topped out at 5'3" the year I turned 14, and both our boys started patting me on the head when they were 12. Gosh I hated that!! One of them is now 6'1" and the second is 6'4". My Olde Deere was 6' even. A pic. of me standing between the boys looks photoshopped, lol.
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Posted January 24, 2016 - 06:17 PM

Many years ago I was doing punch out work for a property management company.  My partner Harold, we were friends too, was  +6'. it seemed just about every time we got ready to leave and thought we were finished I would find a light globe missing.  Harold would already be in the truck ready to go home.  I would come out get a globe and hand it to him.  After a while I would get that look and he would say "Not again!"

 

It will be good to have him around so you don't have to get a ladder to change light bulbs. :smilewink: :thumbs:


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Posted January 24, 2016 - 06:52 PM

I only outgrew dad by an inch. I hit 5'11 and I stayed their.

Both of my grandfathers exceeded 6' a few of my uncles as well on both sides.

I got short changed
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Posted January 24, 2016 - 07:03 PM

My Grandson stands 6' 5" at age 16. I used to be 5' 10" but now at 66 I am closer to 5' 9". Oh well.  :(


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Posted January 24, 2016 - 07:38 PM

I lost a couple of inches of height, or so I thought, but I found out it just moved to my waist!
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Posted January 24, 2016 - 08:09 PM

I never reached my Dads height, He was 6'6.5" and I only got to 6'.

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Posted January 25, 2016 - 03:29 AM

I lost a couple of inches of height, or so I thought, but I found out it just moved to my waist!

 

My body is showing the same signs - is this an international illness? Is it a consequence of riding tractors? Very mysterious...


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Posted January 25, 2016 - 07:52 AM

I was a late bloomer, never got as tall as my dad until I turned 18, grew 3" my senior year. My son, I think has stopped, he is still about an inch shorter than me. We are only the average height of a .....woman, 5'6"  :(


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Posted January 25, 2016 - 08:08 AM

When I was in the Navy you had to be 6' to 6'4" to serve in the Honer Guard, they had to measure me in the morning ! because by afternoon I was 1/2 inch short of 6'. Now after a neck fusion and lots of years I'm closer to 5'10" and as mentioned above it all seems to have moved down in the gut :rolling:

My boys are all 6' to 6'3 (my wife is 5'7") I'm thinking ya just can't fool genetics no matter how much coffee you drink as a kid...


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Posted January 25, 2016 - 12:20 PM

I was watching discovery channel over the weekend and they were doing exactly this, the invention of the in home fridge has been the leading cause of every generation outgrowing the previous be at least 1/2". Mostly due to diversification of our diets.
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PS I am taller than both my parrents
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Posted January 25, 2016 - 12:56 PM



PS I am taller than both my parrents

Put together?! :smilewink:


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Posted January 25, 2016 - 01:06 PM

As we age gravity is not our friend. My 5'3" height has shrunk to 5'11/2" and the 24" waist is long gone,  as is the 120 lbs.   :mad2: !


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Posted January 25, 2016 - 01:38 PM

I was watching discovery channel over the weekend and they were doing exactly this, the invention of the in home fridge has been the leading cause of every generation outgrowing the previous be at least 1/2". Mostly due to diversification of our diets.
Pete


PS I am taller than both my parrents

That's really interesting.  Back in high school we had like an entire semester of genetics in high school.  The stance was then, that height and build was 80% genetics.  The other 20% was diet and environmental impacts.

 

My Dad is 5'10 his dad was 6'4" and his Mom was only 5'2"

 

My brother-in-law is 6'3.  His dad was 5'11 and his mom 5'5"


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Posted January 25, 2016 - 08:48 PM

It does seem to hold true generations get taller quite often. I was taller at 6'1" than both my parents. My wife is 5'10", her Mom is only 5'4ish. Her biological father was 6'6" though. Now I've shrunk to 5'11" and our daughter is right at 6 feet. Wife is still about the same BUT our son is 6'7". He had to be taller than his grandfather I guess!

 

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