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Fri Jan 11, 2013, 05:54 PM

94-year-old escapes hospital for birthday beer

A 94-year-old pensioner broke out of hospital in Munich so he could belatedly celebrate his birthday in one of the German city's famous beer halls, police said Thursday.

A passer-by noticed the elderly man at an underground rail station on Wednesday as he still had an intravenous drip needle implanted in his left hand.

He took the slightly dazed man to transport authorities who called the police.

"After several calls, it emerged that the pensioner had bolted from a Munich clinic," police said in a statement. "He himself said he was on his way to a beer hall to have a belated birthday celebration."

Police said the man was then returned to the hospital, where doctors agreed to allow him to have the tall, frothy beverage of his choice.

http://www.thelocal.de/society/20130111-47265.html

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Reply 94-year-old escapes hospital for birthday beer (Original post)
n2doc Jan 2013 OP
Initech Jan 2013 #1
Fire Walk With Me Jan 2013 #2
backscatter712 Jan 2013 #3
FSogol Jan 2013 #4
Lasher Jan 2013 #5
sad-cafe Jan 2013 #6
hobbit709 Jan 2013 #7
Liberal_in_LA Jan 2013 #8
Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2013 #9
PoliticAverse Jan 2013 #10
GentryDixon Jan 2013 #11
newfie11 Jan 2013 #12
HockeyMom Jan 2013 #13
Spitfire of ATJ Jan 2013 #14
HiPointDem Jan 2013 #24
Spitfire of ATJ Jan 2013 #25
WillyT Jan 2013 #15
Zoeisright Jan 2013 #16
KitSileya Jan 2013 #23
Ken Burch Jan 2013 #17
Kurovski Jan 2013 #18
Nye Bevan Jan 2013 #19
tavalon Jan 2013 #20
JVS Jan 2013 #21
womanofthehills Jan 2013 #22
immoderate Jan 2013 #26
Kalidurga Jan 2013 #27
MineralMan Jan 2013 #28

Response to n2doc (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 05:58 PM

1. He's 94 - can't fault the guy for doing what he wants to do!

Prost!!!

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 05:58 PM

2. Huzzah!

 

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 06:02 PM

3. You can't deny an old man a beer!

That's just against the rules!

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 06:04 PM

4. That'll be me in 47 years.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 06:05 PM

5. I want to be just like him

when I grow up.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 06:06 PM

6. That is so funny

 

It has worked for him this long. I say let him have whatever he wants.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 06:06 PM

7. A few years ago my mother went to dinner with her uncle who was 100

This was in Vienna. They had a pretty good meal and then coffee, torte and schnapps for dessert.
He held up his glass of schnapps and said "My doctor thinks I should do this any more. I'm a 100 years old and I'll do what I damn well please"

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 06:08 PM

8. poor guy. Glad he got to have the beer.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 06:10 PM

9. coolest story ever

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 06:12 PM

10. What's the point of living if you can't live a little ? n/t

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 06:19 PM

11. He was probably headed to the

Hafbrauhaus. I drank two of their tankards of beer. My sis & I were headed out of town afterwards. We hopped on the train, but promptly fell asleep. We missed our stop.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 06:34 PM

12. My idol

That's gonna be me at 94

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 07:58 PM

13. 99 year old who wanted her chocolate chip cookies

I worked with her in a nursing home. Frisky and very opionated woman, who ate very well, but was still all of about 5 feet and 100 lbs. She loved her SWEETS. Her Great-Granddaughter liked baking her cookies, but a few staff members thought they were "not good for her". Hey, you live to be about 100 years old, you get the right to eat whatever you want!!!!!

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 08:09 PM

14. I got a stein in Feldkirch that says,...

Freut euch des Lebens
Weil noch das Lämpchen glüht

Rejoice of life
because even the lamp GLOWS

Based on a popular song:

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #14)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 04:28 AM

24. I think the sense of it is more like 'enjoy life while you have it'

 

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #24)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 12:13 PM

25. Either way is appropriate to the OP.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 08:30 PM

15. My Kind Of Guy !!!








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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 08:31 PM

16. That's like The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared.

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Response to Zoeisright (Reply #16)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 04:17 AM

23. That was what I thought too!

And I definitely second the book recommendation. We read it in our book circle last year, and it's still the most liked book we've ever read. I just saw it was translated into English not long ago.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 08:31 PM

17. Hear, hear!

The guy's 94...at this point I don't think ANYTHING could kill him.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 09:15 PM

18. Aww. I like this guy.

And beer is good for you.

Besides, German beer-halls can be quite beautiful.

Happy birthday, Herr Perseverance!

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 11:31 PM

19. German beers are delicious. I don't blame the dude (nt)

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 02:33 AM

20. Good, I'm glad he knows what he wants for his birthday

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 02:40 AM

21. I remember a woman at my Grandma's home who had to have a thickener in all liquids.

Her birthday beer was strange indeed

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 02:44 AM

22. when my mom was 93

she escaped from a nursing home where she was recovering from a broken rib with "her boyfriend." They ran away in his ancient Cadillac.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 12:26 PM

26. On Eubie Blake's 100th birthday.

He addressed his reputation for drinking and womanizing:

"If I had known I'd live to be 100, I would have taken better care of myself."

--imm

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 01:49 PM

27. Finally a fun story for a change...

I hope he makes a full recovery from whatever landed him in the hospital and that he enjoys many more glasses of beer.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 01:54 PM

28. I visited my wife's grandmother on her 100th birthday in the nursing

home where she lived. She was sitting at a table by herself, so my wife and I sat down with her and talked to her. Shortly after we sat down, she looked at me and said, "Well, are you going to bring me some cake?" I brought her some cake. Somewhat stricken with dementia, she still had some conversational abilities and knew what she wanted. She also got a cup of coffee with plenty of sugar and cream.

She died not long after that, but I was very pleased to have had a chance to meet her and go get her a piece of cake on her 100th birthday.

Note: I did check with a caregiver before supplying that cake. The caregiver said, "Oh, Marie. Of course. She can have anything she likes."

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