Tuesday, January 04, 2005

What will the world be like when I'm 80?

I've been chatting w/ my cousin Tim lately on AOL instant messenger. He's in Iraq - and I'm in my friends' living room on my laptop. If I think about it much it makes my brain hurt! I've not been good about keeping in touch with him until the Christmas season, so I'm grateful for the technology.

My dad likes to play this game with my sisters - it's "what are you older than?" For example, my dad is older than TV, computers, and a bunch of other stuff - hah! I would be older than...remote controls, the internet/email, CDs/DVDs, and a few more things. Mary (my youngest sister - she's 14) says I'm old.

Last week we got to visit my Nana in Wisconsin - she'll turn 97 this month. When I realize that she was my age in the 1930s - working as a nurse in Chicago during the Great Depression - it blows my mind to think about how much change she's seen in her life.

So what will life be like if/when I'm in my 80's? As Tim would say, "I have NO idea."

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