BC: Happy Birthday Grandma
FC: Anne Kobin | Happy 100th Birthday
1: The year is 1911 One hundred years ago. What a difference a century makes! Here are some statistics for the Year 1911: ************ ********* ************ The average life expectancy for men was 47 years. Fuel for this car was sold in drug stores only. Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub. Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone. There were only 8,000 cars and only 144 miles of paved roads. The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph. The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower ! The average US wage in 1911 was 22 cents per hour. The average US worker made between $200 and $400 per year .. A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year, a dentist $2,500 per year, a veterinarian between $1,500 and $4,000 per year, and a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.
2: Born in 1911 were Lucille Ball, Ronald Reagan and Tennesee Williams. Chevrolet was founded in France First class stamps were .02 cents, as compared to .44 cents today. I noticed Libya in the news, back then, and again in 2011. Omniderm-a substitute for human skin has been invented by Isreali researchers. Eighteen percent of households had at least on full-time servant or domestic help. There were about 230 reported murders in the entire USA. There had been no world wars. There was no nuclear energy technology. there was no US Department of Education, or Department of Homeland Security. Ty Cobb goes 0 for 4 & ends a 40 game hit streak
3: More than 95 % of all births took place at HOME . 90% of all Doctors had NO COLLEGE EDUCATION! Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of which were condemned in the press AND the government as 'substandard.' Sugar cost four cents a pound. Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen. Coffee was fifteen cents a pound. Most women only washed their hair once a month, and used Borax or egg yolks for shampoo. The Five leading causes of death were: 1. Pneumonia and influenza 2. Tuberculosis 3. Diarrhea 4. Heart disease 5. Stroke The American flag had only 45 stars .... The population of Las Vegas , Nevada was only 30!!!! Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn't been invented yet. There was no Mother's Day or Father's Day. Two out of every 10 adults couldn't read or write and only 6% of all Americans had graduated from high school.. Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at the local corner drugstores. Back then pharmacists said, 'Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind, Regulates the stomach and bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of health'
4: Anne Kobin has lived through 18 presidents: | William Taft Woodrow Wilson Warren Harding Calvin Coolidge Herbert C. Hoover Franklin D. Roosevelt John F. Kennedy Lyndon B. Johnson | Richard M. Nixon Gerald R. Ford Jimmy Carter Ronald Reagan George H.W. Bush William (Bill) Clintom George W. Bush Barach Obama
5: Ruja Alan Robin Larry Richard Karen Miles Wendy Keith | Zack Corey Samantha Bryce Ian Brynn Tyler Danielle Emma Parker Braeden CeCe | Because of Anne:
6: Life brings simple pleasures to us every day. It is up to us to make them wonderful memories. CathyAllen | Anne in the 1920s.
7: All things grow better with love. | 1950
8: Anne and her sister-in-law, Eddie in the 1940s. | Mother's Day, 1950 | Anne and her brother, Jerry in 1946
9: July 20, 1947 Alan and Ruja | 1936-1937
10: Anne and Ben | 1949
11: May, 1958 Ben and Anne's 25th Wedding Anniversary
12: A family is pieced together with hope and faith. A family is quilted and bound with love and grace.
13: 1984 The pool at The Balmoral. Grandma always made sure to wear sun tan lotion so she could get "nice and brown".
14: Guess who's 87?
15: Happy Occasions | Anne and Ben
16: Keith's Bar Mitzvah | Ben was awarded Man of the Year by the Moses Montifiore Shul
17: Me (Karen) with my Grandma 1981 | Celebrating Anne and Ben's 50th Anniversary
18: Ian's Bar Mitzvah | Bryce's Bar Mitzvah
19: 1996 Anne and her grandkids
21: Danielle and Brynn with their great grandma
22: Anne | Ruja | Karen | Danielle | 4 Generations | Wow!!