Ida Godbold - 100 Years and Counting!
Ida Godbold reached the grand old age of 100 years on 17th June 2014 with her mind still very much intact! This is the story of her life to commemmorate her incredible achievement. More
It doesn't matter who you talk to, everyone thinks their generation was the best. Even those who experienced tremendous hardships recall mostly the good bits, and my Grandma is no exception.
Whilst she's survived two world wars and been surrounded by lots of death, endured years of hard work without the modern conveniences we now take for granted, she still maintains she's probably seen the best in mankind. She's helped bring babies into the world, and washed and lain dead people out, something common for many people of her generation.
She comes from an era when people were strong, resilient and didn't just care about material things, but friends and neighbours too.
They were proud, independent and hard working.
They didn't rely on handouts, didn't think the world owed them any favours and when things were broke, they fixed them. That went for relationships as well as "stuff", and it's a philosophy many of us would do well to adopt.
This is the story of my Grandma Godbold, and is based on the conversations we've had together over the years.
Whilst it will be of most interest to her family, Ida Godbod, is a remarkable woman in my opinion.
She's part of my history.
Indeed, but for her I wouldn't be here to tell this tale, so if you're sitting comfortably, let me tell you a little bit about the woman who's top of my family tree.
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