Image: via Life of Dad
An incredibly moving photo uploaded to the Life of Dad Facebook page caught people’s imagination: the snap submitted by Sarah Hamm of Arizona shows her two-week-old daughter Kaylee Rowland meeting her 101-year-old Grandma Rosa Camfield. It was captioned “101 year difference”, according to Huffington Post.
Patrick Quinn, the co-founder of Life of Dad social network has been dumbfounded by the response, saying that the image inspired other readers to send in their multi-generational pictures of family members, including one picture which showed generations 112 years apart!
UPDATE:02/04: Rosa, the inspirational great-grandmother featured in the original post, passed away a week after the picture was taken and before it went viral, according to the Daily Mail.
Here's the original post with the amazing comments on the Life of Dad Facebook page:
My own family isn’t that impressive- the gap only extends to me and my children, but my wife’s family is pretty impressive: five generations are still going strong, the youngest is only a few weeks old and the eldest is 80.
There’s something beautiful about the ways in which a centenarian interacts with tiny babies. Pictured together, you see someone that has enjoyed a full life with someone whose life could go in any number of directions.
A changing world
It was only just over a hundred years ago, for example, that stainless steel, the bra, the parachute and the crossword were invented, according to Ding.
Even in my lifetime I have watched the world latch onto personal computers, go online and abandon landline phones. I have lived through the genesis and exit of the Sony Walkman and seen bell bottoms come and go (twice!).
I can remember when CDs were invented and how storage on computers went insane- I laughed the first time I heard of a terabyte of data storage, it seemed like overkill.
So this is what our children face, technology developing in the most accelerated fashion in history, and a future even the most tech-savvy people probably couldn’t predict.
Should we live to the age of a hundred (or more), imagine the stories we’d be able to tell.
Why not send your multi-generational pics to us on our Facebook page?