I will not be publishing articles for the remainder of this week or next week. We had a rough weekend. On Saturday night, Mrs C21 received a phone call that her Aunt had passed after suffering a stroke and then on Sunday morning, mum rang to tell me that Grandpa has passed away.
Grandpa lived through pretty much every event of the 20th century that was important. We learned about it in history class, he can tell a story about his experience of living it. Allow me to indulge in some bragging.
Notables who were born the same year as Grandpa...
Grandpa saw five British Commonwealth monarchs on the Throne, twenty-seven Australian Prime Ministers (all of them excepting the first five), nineteen US Presidents, eight Catholic Popes,
1908, the year Grandpa was born saw some significant events:
Other Events During Grandpas Lifetime
Most of this is stuff I learned about in History classes or old textbooks. Grandpa was alive for it all; and up until a few years ago, had a collection of front pages from newspapers of a lot of these events. Grandpa has lived through it all. The wars, the Great Depression, the start of the common use of cars, the space age, the nuclear race, TV, records to tapes to CDs to DVDs...this list is just stuff I thought was interesting.
Cost of Good During Grandpas life
A loaf of Bread in 1911 was 2.4 cents, 2kgs of sugar, 9.7 cents, a dozen eggs were 12.1 cents, a 1kg leg of lamb was 8.6 cents, while a 1kg leg of pork was 11.2 cents.
Jump forward to 1965, during the"Golden Years". A loaf of Bread was 15.7 cents, 2kgs of sugar, 41.8 cents, a dozen eggs were 60.2 cents, a 1kg leg of lamb was 65.7 cents, while a 1kg leg of pork was 136.5 cents.
Jump now to 1990. A loaf of Bread was 131.3 cents, 2kgs of sugar 237.8cents, a dozen eggs were 238.8 cents, a 1kg leg of lamb was 488.5 cents, while a 1kg leg of pork was 689.8 cents.
You will be missed, Grandpa. Say hello to Grandma for me.