Wednesday, the girls & I went to the local public school to listen to a 97 year old lady speak. She was supposed to talk about teaching in a 1 room school house... This lady spent about an hour talking about everything that she's experienced! She talked about how her grandpa came from Ohio to Illinois in a covered wagon, the first time she saw a car & her dad said they were the ugliest things he had ever seen & they would never replace the horse. she talked about the steam trains & the heyday of trains & how every town had a rail station in it. She talked about the telegraph & how fun it was to get a note. She talked about teaching in a 1 room school house & how much better it was than today's schools. When asked what her secret was for longevity, she said faith in God. If you don't have faith in God, you don't have hope (I know not everyone here believes this, but it did my heart good). It reminded me of me as a kid sitting at my grandpa's feet listening to him tell stories about working in the coal mine & my grandma making home brew & stories of living through the depression. I could have listened to her for hours.. What an awesome day!!