Help us celebrate Madeline's 100th birthday!
In her 100 years, my Aunt Mad has traveled to about 100
countries... it's hard to be precise because some are "under
new management." We'll be posting quite a few photos of her and
places she has visited. You can post a guess for where each
photo was taken, post a comment or greeting to her, and even
submit your own photo "retaken" in the same place Madeline was
As of the evening of Madeline's 100th birthday, September 10,
2014, the site is open and live. However, we will continue to
add things over at least the next year... so you might want to
check back every now and then.
Show Me The Photos!
Ok; here are a bunch of photos of
her in various places. The first one
is her at her 100th birthday party, but we're not going to tell
you where the rest were taken: that's for you to guess. We'll
soon be posting a much larger set of photos that don't have her
in them, but that also were taken on her trips by her husband,
In Madeline's Lifetime...
We all know 100 years is a long time, but it's interesting to think about
how long that really is....
As of 10/26/2016 07:15:37am,
Madeline is approximately 3222915337 seconds, or 37303 days, old.
Madeline's birth marked the end of WWI's six-day Battle of the Marne, which halted German advance into France.
What else was happening? The New York Sun, the nation's first successful penny
daily newspaper, was still a leading paper in New York City when Madeline was
born; here's the complete September 10, 1914 issue. There's also the New
York Tribune and Joseph Pulitzer's New
York Evening World. Apparently Madeline's birth wasn't front page news,
but the longest of those papers had just 18 pages to cover everything NYC's 5,333,539 + 1 inhabitants cared about.
How about everyday technology? The jet engines that powered many of Madeline's
travels around the world didn't exist when she was born, and neither did the
Madeline didn't watch Sesame Street as a kid; TV hadn't been invented yet.
Neither had movies with sound. No electronic computers either, nor the
Internet (nor even Al Gore), nor cell phones, but some people had wired
phones. Electricity was becoming common in NYC for lighting, although many
electrical appliances, such as refrigerators, simply didn't exist. Food
handling in general was a bit different -- Madeline was a teenager when sliced
bread was invented. We hear sliced bread was considered to be a good
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Celebrating Madeline's first 100 years and the places she's been....