100 Years

Yesterday I attended my Great Aunt’s 100th Birthday. (Actually I think she is more properly called Grand Aunt. She is my grandmother’s sister.) It was a lovely event.

My Great Aunt is in remarkable health. She uses a walker, has poor sight, but is still fully present.

When you reach 100, as you probably know, you receive a letter from the Queen. I really like this tradition and enjoy the idea of the Royal Family. To my Great Aunt I feel it must be especially special – the Royal Family, in the war, were undoubtedly a source of strength to the people – it is nice to see the tradition continuing.

The Queen’s coronation was the reason for many people to get a TV in 1953. Now the idea of TV, in the traditional sense, is becoming a thing of the past. It is amazing to think of all the changes she’s seen. I can only imagine what things will be like if I live to see 2087.

It was also great to see my extended family and to gather for a happy event. We will gather again for my Great Aunt’s 105th birthday.

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