Tuesday, September 20, 2011
One Hundred Years
This sweet lady that attends the church where I worship turned 100 years old a few weeks ago. Isn't she beautiful? She definitely doesn't look one hundred. We gave her a "big" birthday party to celebrate her special day and the local newspaper gave her a one page write-up on what she had experienced in her lifetime. If you think about all that has happened and everything that has been invented during that time it boggles the mind. Wars, the Depression, assasinations of famous people, the bombings of the Oklahoma Federal Building and the Twin Towers in NYC, inventions of the car, airplane, telephone, and computers. That is just a smidgen of events that she has seen in the last century.
I'm amazed at what has happened in my lifetime and I have another forty years if I were to live to be one hundred. I can't even comprehend what may happen or the inventions of the future. I'm having difficulty just keeping up with all the inovations of today's world. It will be fun though to sit back and watch with anticipation the inventions of the next ten, twenty, or thirty years. I hope I live long enough to see researchers find a cure for cancer and diabetes and other diseases that cut lives short. I also hope to see transportation that doesn't consume crude oil and, hope beyond all hope, politicians that get along and work together for the betterment of our country. So, having said all this, what do you hope to see or live through til you reach one hundred?