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  Botanist Longevity in Borneo
From: Theodore Held <oppenhauser2001 at gmail.com> on 2010.10.14 at 10:47:59(21542)
Dear List,

Is there something about field work in Borneo that is healthy to human
longevity? If the narrative in the latest Aroideana is any guide, one
might want to think about spending some time there. If you are reading
this and are not a member of the International Aroid Society you
should change your ways, if only to be the recipient of our excellent
journal.

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From: Peter Boyce <phymatarum at googlemail.com> on 2010.10.14 at 14:38:13(21544)
Dear Ted:

Fascinating stuff!

Sir Hugh Low: 1824 - 1905; died less than a month short of his 81st year.

Pete

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From: Theodore Held <oppenhauser2001 at gmail.com> on 2010.10.16 at 12:50:01(21554)
According to my precise calculation, adjusted for today's estimated
life span compared with that of 1880, Peter Boyce should live to be
around 126.

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From: =?iso-8859-1?Q?Genevi=E8ve_Ferry?= <jpcferry2 at wanadoo.fr> on 2010.10.17 at 11:29:42(21558)
Wouah !
Longue vie à Peter !
Geneviève

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From: Peter Boyce <phymatarum at googlemail.com> on 2010.10.17 at 17:08:27(21561)
That is news that I am sure will receive mixed responses. While a modest
amount of bunting may be fluttering, for certain there will be people
considering purchasing stout hemp rope and scouting around for a suitably
robust ceiling beam...

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