Living History Her Story

Pull out your iPhone: Siri, what’s the date?
“2/24, YOUR GRANDMOTHER’S BIRTHDAY!”
How much is twice her age? “TWO HUNDRED EIGHT.”
That many years seems awfully far away,
But think about it: Someone Grandma’s age
When she was born (before the First Great War)
Debuted when most of those who strut the stage
In Hamilton were quite alive! What’s more,
The president (at least for one more week)
Was Thomas Jefferson, who yielded then
To Madison; if history you seek
In writing, ours was written by these men.
One lifetime led then to my Grandmama
Who celebrates today. I am in awe.

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One Response to Living History Her Story

  1. Claire says:

    We read this after celebrating with her. Thank you! 5 Of us together, your mom, dad, sister and BIL, and me.

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