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Discussion in 'Make Me Laugh' started by Nancy Hart, Aug 29, 2018.
Hope everyone has a Happy Valentine's Day tomorrow. . .
And, we nurses just laughed and laughed at that one, Gloria. Now today, try to find a nurse wearing white. lol.
Imagine what we, who were born in the 30s and 40s have lived, Holly.
I know Lois...my mum was born in the 30's.. my dad in the 20's ..my grandparents at the end of the century before last ( late 1800's )...ooh I'd love to have seen some of what went on, but there was also abject poverty and disease too
My ex-husband's grandfather was born in 1888. He was 15 when the Wright brothers flew their plane at Kitty Hawk, and 81 when Neil Armstrong stepped onto the moon. He died in 1988, 5 months before his 100th birthday. The progress made in his lifetime!
He remained self-sufficient as a widower and lived alone until his death, writing and self-publishing a book about his life in the early 1980's. He was active, and took each of his 9 grandchildren to Europe as they graduated from high school. (One year it was three teenage girls. )
He was an interesting man, well-spoken and happy to share stories of "back in the day." One of my favorite stories was of the Galveston hurricane of 1900. At that time, his family lived in nearby Angleton, where his father was a doctor. I wish he was still around today; I'd love to hear more about how things used to be.
OK, I'll add one story I loved... when he was a teenager, he and his friends would sit on the curb at the streetcar stop downtown. They hoped to get a glance of a young woman's ankle as she stepped down from the trolley.