The woman who had 17 children

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  1. Ron H

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    LOL! Glad I ran da chute 3.5 years after my brother...I think...
     
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    group facepalm.gif :lol:
     
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      Old joke, how do you overhaul a p hole? Stick a ham in and remove the bone.
       
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      Lol, Farmers keeping warm I guess. Wife's Great Grandmother had 18. And are ya' ready for this?................................They lived in Beaverville, Illinois.
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      Wife is also a distant relative of the Dionne quintuplets.
      But two RR's were enough for us.
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        In the town I grew up in, in the late 60's early 70's there were two large families, one with 23 kids, the other had 17. I remember especially during the high schools years the first question was how many more were added to those families!
         
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        Lol, yeah - they didn't have many kids in Assville
         
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          Wow. 17. Neighbor next door had 12. The wife is a tiny lady. I asked him how the heck he did that and he said the older kids helped a lot.
           
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          I can somewhat relate, I was a mistake lol.......

          Mom was 44 and Dad was 46 when I arrived

          they must have been pissed LMAO
           
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          What an amazing person and story. I've always admired people that can manage that many kids. There is really something special about people like that. I struggle with just two kids!!.............I can't even imagine what it must be like.
           
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          17 switches to go around, and not a one thinks they’re ‘special’ just another sock in the pile
           
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          I think the same way with members having multiple mopars they're working on - I have one and that's enough for me to wrestle with..
           
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            Isn't that where Anderson Cooper, Don Lemon, and Beto live?
             
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              I married a "baby".. Her dad was 53 when she was born, when I met her he was 71... Spoiled rotten Princess brat... NEVER marry the Baby....
               
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              Did this family live in a shoe?
               
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              Human evolution has reversed. The smart and strong have fewer children than the dumb and poor.
               
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              • eldubb440

                eldubb440 more miracles than Jesus FBBO Gold Member

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                the smart and strong; A) have to work a job to make ends meet, and B) are taxed so heavily they cannot afford more kids

                the dumb and poor get paid to reproduce
                 
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                  Yeah – you head up Calf street and it will become Thigh Boulevard, keep heading north; it's a one way street and you’ll run right into Ass Lane. Suggest you don't make this trek after sundown as it can get a little hairy..
                   
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                  The Human species is the only animal species that furthers the sick and defected...
                   
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                    If you can't feed 'em, don't breed 'em!!
                     
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                    My neighbor's wife is 1 of 11 children
                    her family is Dutch, Mother came here & she started at 16
                    (her country of origin at 18, you were considered an old maid if not married)
                    she had a small dowery, her parents gave her
                    when they put her on a boat to America
                    she used it to buy land, build a barn
                    & she worked her ass off, to get where she is...
                    No govt. subsidies, no help etc. never on the dole
                    she was/is a very proud woman
                    truly old school people, old school ethics & lifestyle
                    a Lil' religious, not really overly so...

                    I'm surprised she had time for the family,
                    let alone 11 pregnancies

                    (I raised 6, 4 girls & 2 boys, that's including my niece & nephew
                    I couldn't imagine 5 more, I'd have never had time for anything else
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                    Mom, She is a truly remarkable older woman
                    really hard to understand too, with still a really thick Dutch accent
                    Her Mom had said; "pretty much a kid every other year"
                    she & the other kids are all 1st generation Americans
                    they all are extremely proud of it too
                    & she's/neighbors wife is the only girl & the youngest of 11
                    her brothers all 10 of them, are all big dudes too
                    the Mom is like 5'4" 125#
                    they still own & run a dairy farm, down in the valley Oakdale
                    the oldest son/brother is like 58 (?)
                    neighbors wife is like 38 (?) she has 2 kids a boy 8 & girl 11
                    the father/grandfather has been gone for 10-12 or so years now
                    Mom's still running the dairy, tough ol' lady, she's a hoot to talk to

                    she'd say: "built-in labor pool"
                     
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