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Question #86964 posted on 06/12/2016 6:15 p.m.
Q:

Dear Board,

I come from a family with interesting height variations with my height being 5'8 with my fellow siblings ranging between 5'11 to 6'3, along with my parents being 5'2 and 6'2. So tell me Board, what are the height variations in your family like?

-Lilith

A:

Dear person,

Female parent is 5'3''. Male parent is 5'11". I am 5'4" and my brother is 5'7" or 5'8".

-Sheebs

A:

Dear Lilith,

People are usually pretty surprised when I tell them how much of a height difference there is between my parents. My father is 6'2" and my mother is 4'11". I'm pretty much right between them, and my brother is an inch or two taller than me. My three sisters who have (probably) reached their maximum height are between 5'2" and 5'4", and the rest are too young to tell.

Also, I'll have April know that the girls in her family are at or above the average height for females in the U.S.

-The Entomophagist

A:

Dear Lily,

My 5 brothers and I are 5'10" but one brother claims to be 5'11", my younger brother is actually 5'9" (but we give him the benefit of the doubt) and my other brothers argue about who is taller by 1/4". My sisters are 5'4" and 5'5" and my mom is just shorter than that. My dad used to be 5'10" as well but he is at the age where he is actually getting shorter. 

So the height range isn't too big in my family. Except Tally M. is 5' even so that will be a little different. 

-Spectre

A:

Dear Lilith,

Parents and brother - 5'8"-5'9"

Me - 5'11"

Sister - 5'4"

~Dr. Occam

A:

Dear Lilith,

Dad: 6'2"

Mom: 5'5"

Claudio: 6'3"

Foreman: 6'

Commander Keen: 6'2"

Sister Marie: 5'5"

Sister Paige: 5'4"

Me: 5'6"

Andy: 5'8"

I always thought that the females in my family were short (especially after reading how tall some of the other female writers are), but I guess we're quite average.  Thanks, Ento!

-April Ludgate

A:

Dear Lilith, 

The heights in my family range from 5'9" to almost 6'6". The tallest woman is almost 6' even, and the shortest man is 6'3". 

People who see us all in a group on vacation or something are probably pretty amused, because there are a lot of us (especially with spouses), and we're all super tall, so we stand out a lot.

-Alta

A:

Dear you,

At 6'2, my dad is the giant of his family, as his mom and sisters are about 5'2. My mom is average height for her family. She's 5'10, and her sister is 5'9, her brother is 6'7. I'm 5'8, and my sister is 5'4 1/2.

-Squirrel