Something That Always Amazes Me
By Alice Henry
November 29, 2016 10:49am CST
I’ve been posting some short articles about U.S. Presidents and what has really caught my eye, as I read about each one of them, is that several U.S. Presidents who were born as far back as 1874 lived during MY lifetime. Or maybe I should say that I was born in THEIR lifetime. Either way, MY lifetime has overlapped with their lifetime. So, if I count them all up, I have lived in the same “generation” of several U. S. Presidents, starting with Herbert Hoover, who died in 1964 when I had been married 5 years and had 4 children by then. So even my children were born in that same “generation.” Hoover was the 31st U.S. President and Obama is the 44th U.S. President, so I have lived within the same generation as 13 U.S. Presidents. And the HISTORY during my lifetime is even more amazing to me, beginning with the bombing of Pearl Harbor in December of 1941. I was about six weeks old when that happened. My mother was born in the same year that the Titanic sunk. 1912. I’m going to try to make a list of some historical events during my lifetime and see what I can come up with. I think this would be an interesting project for some of you also. What has happened during your lifetime and whose lifetimes have overlapped with yours? You might be very surprised. There are other FAMOUS people whose lives have also overlapped my lifetime. I am going to do some research there also. I think it’s fascinating!
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