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Time Machine

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The changes she saw
In her hundred year long life
Human time machine

My grandmother lived to be one hundred and a half. Born in 1908, these are just some of the changes she saw in her lifetime:

Horses to cars
Outhouses to indoor plumbing
Homemade to store bought
Electric appliances
The zipper
Home radio
Television
Invention of antibiotics
Aerosol cans
Biplanes to jets
Rockets
Paper to plastic
Paper to digital
Computers
Landlines to cellphones
Humans exploring deep sea
Humans exploring outer space

What an amazing time to have been alive.

In response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Change

Author: Dancing Echoes

I am a scientist by trade and artist by soul. My creative outlet used to be dancing but due to injuries and age, I must now find another path. I am hoping my writing, poetry and photography can be this new path. Awards: While I am grateful and honored for the numerous nominations, I don’t have time to respond to them with the attention they deserve, so for the most part, I am an award free blog. All photographs and words are mine unless otherwise credited. © 2015-2016 Dancing Echoes ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author/owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Christy Draper with appropriate and specific direction to the original content on Dancing Echoes.

36 thoughts on “Time Machine

  1. Such a lovely tribute to her! Nice to have longevity in your family!

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  2. Thanks! I sure hope I got the good genes. So far so good!

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  3. Pretty amazing the changes she’s been party to. I wonder what changes are in store for my kids’ lifetimes.

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  4. Great point! We don’t know what we don’t know. Who would have imagined all the things we have seen so I often wonder what’s in store for the future.

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  5. I keep waiting for the Jetsons kinda stuff. I’d settle for affordable solar energy.

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  6. I am just on the plus side of fifty, and when I think of the technological changes in my own lifetime… especially considering the acceleration in the last 20 years. I wonder how primitive my own childhood will seem should I ever make the century mark.

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  7. Yea, I’m kinda bummed we don’t have flying pods yet. I’m sick of traffic plus flying is cool.

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  8. Ditto. I’m on the ++ side and I can wait to see what’s next.

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  9. Your grandma is so lucky to live more than a hundred years old. My grandma is on her 96th birthday come November. I hope she lives to a hundred, too! Cheers!

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  10. Aw, that is wonderful! The odds are once they make it that far they will make to 100. Mine passed away six months after her 100th birthday in 2008 and while I miss her, she had such a good, long life I can’t be sad about it.

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  11. Always wonder what they’ll say about changes during our lifetimes, don’t you?!

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  12. Absolutely. I am sure there will be great discoveries and I wish I could see them all.

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  13. It;s great to take the time to ponder the changes in a lifetime and your Grandma certainly lived at a time when change was rapid and intense

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  14. I loved hearing the stories she told. They were never the “back in my day” variety. She would just relay funny stories about life in general -like outhouse pranks, bathing in a metal tub in the kitchen filled with water from a hand pump and learning to drive her first car when there were few paved roads, but the differences in technology was glaringly apparent.

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  15. My dad’s 94 now and I was always amazed when he told us about all the changes he’s seen in his life. I wonder what they really think seeing all the technology we have available now compared to what they grew up with… Great take on ‘Change’!

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  16. Thank you! Wow sounds like a cool Dad. Hopefully he’ll be around awhile longer to witness even more change.

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  17. Not sure about that. He’s still around and okay but Dementia is getting worse so I’m not sure how much he is actually taking in anymore.

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  18. Oh, I’m so sorry. That is a tough for the whole family.

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  19. He had such an amazing life. I hope for him that the rest of it will be good too.

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  20. ❤ Excellent. Sometimes I feel it too, my 100 coming up, eventually. 🙂 I already have two landmark changes gathered: adding the 9th class to the primary school in country of origin (Slovenia; we used to scare each other with that as kids!), and seeing the funicular having been built to the little molehill with the castle in the capital. I mean, really!!!

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  21. Wow, sounds great! She was a lucky woman to have seen all of that. It reminds me of a movie they’re about to bring out in Ireland, called “older than Ireland”, a documentary so to say about people over a hundred years old… The preview looks so nice!!!

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  22. That sounds like a great documentary. Maybe someone will pick it up for distribution on this side of the pond.

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  23. I think they’re planning on going overseas with it! They have a facebook site where they keep posting news.

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  24. Cool! I will look for it.

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  26. Some embrace it and some are afraid of change. With the digital age everything changes so quickly it is hard to keep up but at the same time more people learn adapt to that rapid change. I just hope I never lose that sense of wonderment that comes with embracing new things.

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  27. My granny died just a few months before the first step on the moon. She had grown up in the Smoky Mountains. I often thought of the changes she saw, survived and relished.

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  28. I’ll bet she was one heck of a resourceful survivor.

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  29. Love the opening haiku. The birthday cake feels symbolic and looks delicious too! I wonder what the changes in the next 100 years will be. The list is inspiring.

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  30. Hale and hardy were grandma’s discoveries, Christy. How will history remember the hurly-burly changes in our lifetime, I wonder.

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