Granny, 101, dies a week after inspirational photoshoot

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.

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Here's the original post with the amazing comments on the Life of Dad Facebook page:

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Great-great-great families

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?

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