Today, I think I know my grandfather a little better. He remembered the first telephone, the first airplane, the completion of the Panama Canal, the influenza pandemic of 1917, first radio show, Lindbergh's flight, and the first "talkie". And I always wondered if it made him feel old or privileged.
I've lived through the Alaska earthquake, the first man on the moon, the first personal computer, first cell phone, and the inauguration of the first black President of the United States.
I'm going with "privileged".