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Terry Ballard <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 18 Dec 2020 20:50:32 -0500
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I'm aware of that magic number because I am 74 and four months myself.
Twain was 74 and about 6 months when he died. I'm still feeling pretty
good, but these days you never know. As for the presidents, there was never
a president younger than me at the time he served until Obama.

On Fri, Dec 18, 2020 at 7:19 PM Warren Miller <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I sure didn't know, Arianne. But your friend is spot-on: The three POTUSes
> are 74, the same age as Mark Twain was when he passed.
> That's a splendid piece of trivia! Thanks so much for sharing.
> Best regards--
> Warren
> On Fri, Dec 18, 2020 at 3:08 PM Arianne <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >  A friend brought to my attention the fact that three of our presidents
> of
> > the United States Clinton, George W, and Trump are the same age in 2020
> as
> > Mark Twain was when he died.
> >
> > Couldn’t help wondering if anyone else had noticed that odd fact let me
> > know Arianne Laidlaw
> > --
> > Arianne Laidlaw A '58
> >


Terry Ballard
Author and Librarian Without Walls
Author of the book "50 specialty libraries of New York City: From botany to

"My memory has a mind of its own."