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What Grandpa never knew

Another View
By Bill Hall

We and our grandparents have lived partially separate lives. By the time you are a grandpa, your own grandpa and grandma have probably exited.

That leaves us with vast differences in the inventions, medicines and miracles of our grandparents, as opposed to the amazing products we have today in our time as grandparents.

Consider this: My grandfather, who died at 89, was born a couple decades before the end of the 1800s. He lived in a world of horses.

I now live in a world of automobiles – automobiles that, in a year or two or four, will drive themselves. That’s something our grandparents could hardly have comprehended. I’m not sure I believe it.

Some cars are already capable of applying the brakes when a careless human driver doesn’t notice . . .