I remember my Grandpa (who was born in 1914) talking about the first time he saw a car and a plane overhead. He had (and still has) all sorts of great stories of life in the early 1900s. It was such a different world compared to the one we live in now. I know that he wondered where life would take him when he was younger. He no doubt had some dreams of things to come. I am sure he had no idea that there would ever be contrails from so many jets crossing the sky overhead. He had no idea that the world population would grow from under 2 billion in 1920 to over 6 billion now and that food would be scarce in many places and maybe even here in the near future. I wonder how life will change in the coming years for my family and beyond. I cannot imagine how life will be. With global warming and the economic crisis, will life become more technologically advanced or will we revert to a more simple life? Will we come out of it and just keep on doing what we are doing now? In some ways, I get a bit panicky when I think about what is coming, but then I think of all that my Grandpa has experienced. He survived. He is generally happy and well-adjusted. He has some great memories of times long ago. We’ll be alright whatever comes. I can’t imagine the stories I will have to tell!