Posted by: Calmseas (Mike) | November 3, 2016

1908

cubs-winWith the Cubs win of this year’s World Series, there have been a lot of perspectives offered concerning the passage of time, and what was here then, and gone now. For example, Mark Twain was still alive in 1908, the last time the Cubs won it all. Teddy Roosevelt was president, and Grover Cleveland–born in 1837–died that year.
 
I got to thinking about this in a more personal sense, and was amazed to realize that my Grandfather was a boy of 7 in 1908. He has been gone for 25 years now, having passed on at the age of 89.
 
Even more interesting: in 1908, it would still be another 5 years before my grandmother would be born, and she passed away 5 years ago this month–at the age of 98!
 
1908 was a long time ago.
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