It's strange how one blog can suddenly ignite another. Delores over at http://mybabyjohn.blogspot.com/ has recently posted a blog on 'Scary' -' the first person to live to 150 has already been born' ............. and he lived within walking distance from where we live. His name was Thomas Parr. He was born in 1483 and died in 1635
Katherine Milton was 18 and to do penance, Thomas Parr had to stand naked, covered in a white sheet for one day in Wollaston Church
The cottage in which he spent almost all his life is owned and been restored by our neighbour friend Jennie.
I'll take you for a walk from our house up to it.
Take the narrow path up along the edge of the dingle past the earthworks of the old mill
Up the single track road towards Winnington
Take the left hand turn down Gypsy Lane
And there's Old Parr's cottage
Jennie welcomes us in for a cup of tea.
Jennie's Rooster - Old Parr
What fantastic things would you do with your life, if you lived until you were150?