Wednesday, January 25, 2017

PAD 26 Visit

A Century

We’re planning a visit
to Texas to celebrate
my father-in-law’s 100th birthday.
Just think of what he has gone through since 1916.
The Great Depression, serving in WWII
Raising a family. He’s married to wife #4.
One hundred years of technology,
from the pop-up toaster to the iphone.
I can hardly imagine living that long.
I have 42 years to go.
Forty-two years ago I was 16,
just learning to drive.
That was about a couple hundred thousand miles ago.
What’s the world going to look like in 2058?
Maybe I’ll have to get my pilot’s license
to drive my flying car.

1 comment:

Sandi said...

We'll just beam everywhere!

100 years, a very long time...but so short too.