Last week I had the opportunity to travel out west to celebrate with my family as my grandmother joined a special club: The centenarians. That’s right, my grandmother turned 100 years old. To give some perspective, she was born the year that the Titanic sank.
It turns out that there are only 455,000 centenarians alive today (as estimated by the UN). In a world of seven billion, I’d say that’s a pretty big feat. So, in honor of my grandmother, let’s take a look back at what she’s experienced these past 100 years.
1. World War I
2. The Roaring Twenties
3. The Great Depression
Check out the gallery for more things she’s experienced over the last 100 years.
My grandmother is responsible for three daughters and 5 grandchildren: That’s 283 years of life that wouldn’t be without her.
So, here’s to one of the most amazing women that I’ve had the pleasure to know for 22 years. To the woman I was named after and to the woman who ultimately gave my mother and I life, happy 100th birthday!
Lovelies, who is the oldest person you know?