Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Happy 100 Years Grandma

My Grandma is turning 100 years old today!!! Think about it.....1908 is when she was born. This was when:
*only 14 percent of the homes had bathtubs
*average life expectancy was 47
*Henry Ford developed the first Model T automobile and it sold for 850 dollars
*The speed limit was 10 mph in most places
*The average wage was 22 cents an hour
*sugar was 4 cents a pound
*Most women only washed their hair once a month,and used Borax or egg yolks for shampoo.
*The population of Las Vegas, Nevada, was only 30
*There was no Mother's Day or Father's Day
*Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at the local corner drugstores.
*There were about 230 reported murders in the entire U.S.A.
*Federal spending: $0.66 billion
*Theodore Roosevelt was the President
My grandma is one of the greatest people I know. She is always so positive and has a great way of looking at the world. She has seen so much evolve and can't figure out how a cell phone can work the same way as a "rotary phone". I love to hear her stories, my kids do too. What a legacy she holds. She has five children, 17 grandchildren, 45 great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild. I am so proud to call her my grandma. We have always had a special bond and I know it will lead to the eternities.
It is kind of crazy to me that today is election day-the most important one-and she was born 100 years ago today. The things she must be thinking..........

1 comment:

Doty Family said...

Happy birthday to Grandma! It sounds like your going to have quite the party!!! Enjoy the memories, guys!