It came in as 6 feet and one-half inch.
I was 6 foot 2 for most of my life!
In this picture from my boyhood you can see why.
It's those l-o-n-g legs.
That's one of my cousins, Bluegrass Bonnie, posing with me.
Baseball Steve and I have had a running argument for years about which of us was taller.
I always was except when he wore his high-heels.
Cowboy boots, that is.
But about a year ago I was measured at 6 foot 1.
So I ceded the title to him, even without his boots.
When the doctor came in to talk with me he said "You're really tall."
I told him I used to be 6 foot 2 but that I'm now compressing in my advanced years.
We both agreed that it was the result of years of gravity pushing on me.
I'll go with that.