New From Colbert: Trump Labels the Trade War a 'Little Squabble'

HappyWarrior5/15/2019 6:29:21 am PDT

re: #91 steve_davis

my father was born in 1929. Died last year. He wasn’t quite old enough to fight in WWII, but if he’d been born in 1928, he could easily have gotten into the Pacific theater, lying about his age. I think of it like this: my maternal grandfather was born in 1900. Queen Victoria was still around. He could easily have fought in WWII. My office mate at UNO in 2000 was roughly 60 years old. His grandfather was born a slave. History isn’t nearly as old as we tend to think it is. 20 years ago, I was a young man. 20 years from now, it’s entirely possible I’ll be dead. (I mean, I’m in good health, so hopefully not, but 73 is old enough to where I could die in my sleep and nobody would think that was particularly odd.)

My grandfather was born in 1929 as well. His father in 1889 and his father’s father in 1862. Doing genealogical research really has made me think about time. My grandparents all had grandparents that lived through a lot of changes. I imagine future generations will see your generation the same way.