Can you even imagine how much the world has changed in the last 100 years? How much different life is now in 2012 than it was in 1912?
It’s actually really mind-blowing.
My hubby’s grandma turned 100 this week. It’s a huge momentous occassion – not one that many people have the privilege of accomplishing. She’s doing so fantastically, it’s hard to believe she’s lived that long. She can still walk, although with a walker and slowly. She’s smart as a whip, and as wise as always. She’s got an amazing smile, sense of humour, and love of life.
What has she seen over the last 100 years?
She was born the year the Titanic sank, and lived through the Great Depression, two World Wars, recessions, and economic highs, the Cold War, and the invention of the Atomic Bomb.
She saw big moments like the first man on the moon, JFK’s assassination, Sept 11th, and the Berlin Wall being torn down. She got her news from radio, newspaper, and then television. She listened to the start of Rock N Roll. She watched the change of the world with the introduction and infiltration of the computer.
She got married, had 3 children, and lived a life of faith.
She’s seen her children and grandchildren all grow up, her siblings/friends/husband pass away before her, and been alive for the birth of her 15 great grandchildren.
I hope that if I live to be 100, I can reflect back on my life and tell me great grandchildren about life before computers, about the events I’ve seen and participated in, about things I’ve learned, and about how to love unconditionally. I hope I’m as gracious and wise as DH’s grandma.
100 years is a long time. So much changes.
I mean, even in my short 35 years of life, things have changed to the point of almost unrecognizable – thanks almost exclusively to the computer.
What else is going to change in our life time?