Then I started thinking about all the differences since the day she was born in 1919,
*My grandchildren are delivered in a hospital and must have a proper car seat before they can be released. They come home to a life of cell phones, computers, HD color television with 100+ stations, music on CD's or ipods, movies on demand on TV, and dishwashers or even paper plates.
*My kids were delivered in a hospital but we were required to hold our baby for the ride home - no car seats until they were toddlers. We had a house phone maybe with an answering machine, the only computers were room size for businesses, color television with 5 stations, music on radio or tapes, movies on VHS, and dishwashers.
*I was delivered in a hospital (although my older siblings were not), brought home in a car - I'm sure there were no car seats because there weren't even any seat belts. We had a house phone with a party line, never heard of a computer. I'm not sure when we got a TV but it was a very small black and white with just a few stations. Music was records and radio, movies at the theater, and dishes were washed by hand in the kitchen sink.
*I'm not sure about all this but it's most likely: When mom was delivered it was probably at home by a doctor or midwife. They may have had a car but more likely they didn't. It's possible they didn't even have electricity but I'm sure they didn't have television or computers. They probably didn't have a phone in their home and their music was what they made with instruments and voice. The only movies back then were like Laurel and Hardy or Charle Chaplin and I doubt they got to see many if any. And the dished got washed by going out back and hauling in water from the pump.
I have to wonder what it will be like when my great-grandchildren are born??