The only thing sadder….

Today my son was reading a biography about Harry Truman, and found out that Harry Truman was born in Missouri just like me. Very earnestly he asked, “Did you know him, Mom?”

The only thing worse than my son asking me if I knew a president from the late 40’s was realizing that the man and I actually HAD been alive together for five years. Theoretically I *could* have known him. Though it is doubtful that at the age of 5 I’d have grasped the significance of meeting a former president.

Dang, I’m getting OLD.

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  1. Thanks for the before-bed laugh. It reminds me of when my son asked his grandpa (who fought in Vietnam) if he wore a blue or a gray uniform.

  2. me too 🙁 Although in some ways life is more enjoyable. 🙂

  3. LOL! Age is happening to all of us.

  4. That is hilarious!

  5. LOL!

  6. Haha, that’s hysterical!

  7. I had to Google, I was born the year he died, but before he died, so I could have met him at age 2 months or so.

  8. ROFLOL!!!

  9. He died 2 years before I was born. Phew! I’m safe! 😉

  10. oh my…me too…lol

  11. Thanks for the laugh! You’re not old – Truman was the one that was old! 🙂

  12. Oh, that’s awesome. As we are working our way through the 20th century, the kids have been asking, “Do you remember that?” and I’ve always been able to say “Oh, no, I’m not THAT old!” But now things are getting a little too close to comfort, and I am that old – what’s a girl to do!

  13. You think YOU’re getting old – well, I actually like my age and my life very much. 66 is a great age!

  14. Well, my hubby is the same age as you are, but I am in luck, as it was 2 years before i came about… 🙂 It does catch up with us though! Not old though!! 🙂

  15. Christie says:

    Wow How interesting I just got to your site because of your canvas rules!!. I am from Missouri and my very favorite Aunt Jane grew up across the street from President Truman. He even came to her and my Uncle Bob’s wedding. I just thought Wow when I was reading that story about your son. I think you would have remembered that at age five. Tell your son he was a very gentle man. He walked everyday down by my Aunt’s house. One day she fell off her bicycle and the secret service helped her up and made sure she was ok. Sounds like you have such a neat family. You should take him sometime to the Truman library in Independence, Mo. Hope you have a great day. 🙂