You say your gran (I assume Grandmother) was born in 1888. But for me it was my Great Grandmother who was born in 1888.
And they sure saw some changes mine would often talk about going from horse and cart to car and bus, and planes and man walking in the moon. That new tangled telephone, TV and the colour TV, I just wish someone had recorded it all.
G U T
There are two ways to be fooled, one is to believe what isn't true, the other is to refuse to believe that which is true.