I don't just have a single person who fascinates me, but a whole bunch of people. Pretty much people in general fascinate me, but in particular: the older generation. And by older generation, I mean people in their 80's and 90's and beyond. These people have seen so much of our world change. This past week, I have had the pleasure of meeting two people in their 90's. The stories they told from WWII blew my mind. One was the original Tuskegee Airman (the first all black fighter pilot squadron). He was so lucid and hilarious. The other was my friend's great grandpa. She asked me to be a witness for him to sign over his power of attorney to his daughter (my friend's grandma). He also was hilarious. I told my friend's great grandpa that I would come hang out with him again and he asked if I was married. He was adorable. I love the older generation (as long as they are not behind the wheel of a car). I go to the senior citizen center on Monday's to play dominos with my husband's Granny. She still hasn't made any progress of making friends. She has a couple, but not nearly as many as I do up there. When I walk in, they call me granddaughter and they ask about Elexis. They ask about the musicals and I know about their children and grandchildren. I love to hear history. They witnessed things that I have only read about and that fascinates me.
On a side note: at the Assisted Living Center (where I went to be a witness), they had the front entrance blocked off. Apparently the day before a resident of the facility drove her car under the awning and it was on fire. They were cleaning up all of the soot and ash from the car being on fire. They are lucky the car didn't explode or she didn't kill anyone. They need to revoke her driver's license. Also, the elderly lady that drove her car under there, her dad was celebrating his 99th birthday in the same facility. 99...wow!!
Photo Day 25: Sharp I am sure this guy has some sharp teeth and claws.
This is part of Paula's June Blog Challenge.