Bring mortgage free is possible in certain parts of the country (UK)
Especially when you got a 25-year mortgage in 1989 and the subsequent top-up in 1997 was coterminous..
It's an amazing feeling. For the first 6 months my wife was worried that were had forgotten to pay something as we actually had a surplus in the main bank account at the end of the month.
I'm endeavouring to make sure we don't now :-)