This fabulous lady turns 100 years old today!! Norah Elsie Kelly was born on Wednesday the 2nd of February 1916, in Pendleton, England. Elsie was born in the middle of the First World War, and it is amazing to think of all the incredible things that happened or developed in the 20th Century. The 1920s saw women get the vote in England, the first talking film was made, car radio was invented and for the children, bubble gum was developed. The Great Depression affected millions in the 1930s and World War 2 started in 1939 through to 1945. The first non-stop flight around the world took place in 1949. The 1950s saw the invention of colour television, computers and mass immigration of the English to Australia. Norah Elsie Kelly was a part of this migration scheme.
The 1960s were a time of great social change. Rebellion, love ins, along with the fight for freedom and equality. Importantly in Australia, Indigenous Australians were finally recognised as citizens. Andy Warhol exhibited his Campbell Soup Can and Man walked on the Moon. Australia changed to decimal currency and Dr Who aired for the first time.
Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head by B.J Thomas and Bridge Over trouble Water by Simon and Garfunkel were number one hits in 1970. The first test tube baby was born in 1978. The 1980s saw John Lennon assassinated and attempted assassinations on Ronald Reagan and The Pope. Millions died as a result of a new plague known as Aids. The World Wide Web was in full development and The Berlin Wall fell in 1989.
The 1990s saw Nelson Mandela freed from prison, the official end of the Cold War and the Euro became the new currency in Europe. Boyz to Men were one of the highest grossing musical groups of the 90s. This is just a minute snippet of the amazing things that have happened over the last century.
The 21st century has seen Elsie become the great grandmother to 6 beautiful great granddaughters.