The Internet is suddenly being flooded with photos of many grandmothers. People are sharing the photos of their grandmothers. It initially caught us by surprise. But at last, we have discovered the reason why so many grandma selfies and photos are appearing on the social site.
Celebration of Hilary Clinton’s Nomination
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We have now understood the reason behind all this excitement. The Grandmas of every nation are actually celebrating Hilary Clinton’s nomination. Some of the grandmothers whose photos are being shared were born right on the brink of women’s suffrage. Their photos are the proof of their strong support towards Clinton’s presidency.
Jerry Emmett-the convention’s oldest delegate
During the DNC roll call vote, Jerry Emmett, the oldest delegate cast 51 votes for Hilary Clinton. She was born in 1914, when women did not have the right to vote. She narrates her experiences and excitement of the day when her mother had voted for the first time.
” We all walked out in the middle of the street and cheered like they are cheering here- because my mother was going to get to have to have a say! That was something” she said
Why did the world suddenly remember their grandmother?
Hilary Clinton became the first woman to be nominated for president by a major party on Tuesday evening. The watching world took a brief break from their busy life and remembered their grandmothers. The world specially remembered their grandmothers and great grandmothers who would have been thrilled to see this new revolution.
My great-grandmother was a suffragette, my grandma, her daughter, is 96 years old and 96 years ago women won the right to vote. #ImWithHer
— Gerilyn (@gerilynrenee) July 27, 2016
Some even talked about the time, when their grandmothers had fought for voting rights. There were other people also who thought that how cool it is that their grandmothers, who were born even before the time when women had the right to vote, got a chance to see a female nominee in their lifetime.Jessica Skropanic @RS_JSkropanic #RollCallVote 100 yrs ago my great grandma, couldn’t vote. Today a woman is running for president. Republican or democrat, she’d be thrilled.
The nomination of Hilary Clinton is causing an incredible cross bonding between different generations.