I posted about Bessie on her birthday a while back as being the oldest person living. She passed away yesterday in Monroe Ga. at the age of 116. Born the same year Henry Ford came up with the Quadricycle, she was about 12 years old when the first Model T was built. She saw a lot in her 116 years.
We'll miss you Bessie.
My friend and I were talking over coffee this morning about what changes she would have seen in her life...from the development of electricity, radio, TV, computers, cars, airplanes, rockets, two world wars, Korean war, Vietnam, all the mideastern wars etc.
like my grandfather would say, horse and buggy to man on the moon. Amazing
"like my grandfather would say, horse and buggy to man on the moon. Amazing"
I've always said the same of my father, born 1915. first job was delivering milk and bread with a horse drawn carriage at age 5 with a friend and his father to seeing the space shuttle.
He past Thanksgiving 2004. Not a day has gone by that I have not thought of him, thank you!
Henry Ford himself had a lifetime that spanned the Civil War and the nuclear age.
I have often had similar thoughts about my great-grandmother, who was born in rural Ontario in 1866 and died in St Louis in 1962. And yes, I knew her well. She lived with my grandparents and I saw her at least every week for Sunday dinner, plus the other times in between. I only wish I had realized then how much more I should have asked her about her life.