Today would have been my mother-in-law's 100th birthday, and my father's in nine days time.
Alas, they passed away in 1987 and 1991.
(L to R) my Mother-in-law, my Mother, Richard, my Father, Shelly (mainly hidden) on her 1st birthday, me.
(I can't disclose how many years ago this photo was taken or it will give away Shelly's age, amd I'm not sure she would approve...lol)
I've been thinking about all the changes they would have seen were they alive today - indeed, the many changes in lifestyle they did experience.
Things that we take for granted today were either not invented or not necessarily readily available to the majority of people for the whole of those 100 years.
Cars, electricity, air travel, telephones, television, computers, mobile phones, the internet, air-conditioning, many life-saving drugs and medical techniques, and even many of the foods we eat.
Of course, there are many less positive things they have been largely spared too, like the spread of AIDS, terrorism, drug dependency, world poverty, the effects of climate change, and the dwindling energy resources.
It's hard to imagine how the next 100 years could possibly bring as many changes, don't you think?