During Olive Horrell’s 97-year lifetime–especially her golden years–a lot has changed. She couldn’t keep up with all the recent technological breakthroughs and so had one bucket wish: to visit Google and see where they get all their good ideas.
Thanks to the Wish of a Lifetime organization that fulfills dreams for the elderly, Olive was given a VIP tour of the tech giant’s Mountain View, California campus where she gleefully experienced cruising in a self-driving car–and was thunderstruck while wearing virtual reality goggles.
The geeky grandma had wanted to be an engineer in her youth, but did not pursue it because her father, who worked in the field, said it wasn’t good for women.
Giddy with excitement, Olive wondered how she would keep up with the wonderful technology that surrounded her, which is how many of us feel sometimes.