An Amazing Woman – My Husband’s Grandmother at 102
My husband’s grandmother, Ruth Moore, has celebrated her 102nd birthday. She is an amazing woman, who is still vital with a sharp mind, which is loved and appreciated by her large extended family including several great-great grandchildren. And she is far better than I at remembering everybody’s name and relationship.
I lost my last surviving grandparent, French Copeland, March 3, 1989 – 25 years ago. But I still feel that loss today. So it is such an absolute blessing that my husband and his family have shared Grandma Moore with me for the past 9 years.
Consider what has happened during her lifetime:
World War I
Her father succumbed to the Spanish Flu Pandemic
Discovery of penicillin
Discovery of insulin
Discovery of King Tut’s Tomb
Lindbergh’s Transatlantic Flight
The Great Depression
World War II
First Man in Space
The Moon Landing
Civil Rights Act of 1964
Test tube babies
IBM introduces the PC in 1981
AIDS & effective treatment for AIDS
And Grandma has gone with the flow. She was widowed for more than 50 years, worked hard to live a full independent life, and exhibits the best of Midwestern sensibility and values.
What a celebration! 102 years of strength, fortitude, love and kindness with a family that treasures her. I am grateful for the honor of having her as part of my life.
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