Saturday, December 6, 2008

Eighty Years and Counting

We are in Charlotte this weekend celebrating Mom's birthday and Grandma's 80th birthday. I am so glad that Seth gets to know his great grandmother. She loves him so much and lights up when he is around. Grandma always says, "There may be someone who loves their grandchildren as much as I do, but there is no one who loves their grandchildren more than I do." Eighty years is quite a landmark. Here are some of the things she has seen in her lifetime:

The stock market crash of 1929.
The Great Depression.
A Brave New World.
Gone With the Wind.
Pearl Harbor.
The Holocaust.
World War II.
The Cuban Missile Crisis.
The beginning and end of the Cold War.
The Civil Rights Movement.
The Beatles.
The assassination of JFK.
The Vietnam War - to which she lost a son.
Neil Armstrong walking on the moon.
Test tube babies.
The Steelers winning 5 Super Bowls.
The First Female Supreme Court Justice.
The Challenger Explosion.
The Internet.
The Election of the first Black US President.

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