I was raised by my great Aunt Louise(aunty) is what we called her.
Louise was born on Decembe 15, 1914
In 1914 the yearly median income $687.00
The hourly wage 33 cents
A gallon of gasoline was 25 cents and a loaf of bread was 5 cents.
The average price for a new car $500,00
the median home price was 3,200
1914: motorized movie camera
My dearest great aunt passed a way in 2003. During the time since her birth and death, the following events occured or things were invented.
1923:Self Winding watch
1971:Video casette recorder
1978:Global Positioning System
1999:Digital Video Recorder
2001: 911, the attack on New York, USA occurred, I mentioned this in respect to all those who perished and the fact that my dearest aunt lived only miles and minutes from the attacked area. I am so thankful that she survived. As you see from the dates and things listed above, my great aunt lived to see some great things and horrible events happen. But most important, she lived to see me enter adulthood and marriage and see my babies. RIP Aunty, she was and still is my special person.