On Sunday my dad's family lost a member who ended up being the only person on my dad's side to reach the age of 90. I am truly stunned how long she was alive for but what really amazes me was the history this woman saw in her years. To think that somebody could live for 90 years is truly a remarkable feat of human achievement. That someone could literally out live their own son or daughter well into their later years is even more shocking. My great grandfather died shortly after World War 2 of a heart attack. His wife Helena McCoy who died on Sunday lived an amazing life when she was alive. She saw some of the most historic parts of human history in her life span! 1920 year she was born. Germany surrenders in WWI. Great Depression hits. World War II. 1945 atom bomb drops. Cold War. Korean War. Vietnam War. Not to mention Sputnik, first man in space, first American in space, moon landing, Gulf War, Internet, 9/11 etc the list goes on people on how much history she saw. I would have loved to have met her but I knew nothing about her, except for that she lived through some of the world’s most import events. Does anybody else have a great grandmother or great grandfather still alive? If so do they talk about what they have seen throughout their life? I just find these people to be the most amazing and fascinating individuals in society today.
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