What my grandmother taught me about ageism

Adam J. Blust
Mighty Forces
Published in
3 min readAug 31, 2023

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This is my grandmother, Pauline Zoerb Blust Montgomery, AKA Nana.

In the late 70s, she was a travel agent in Flagstaff, Arizona. At that time, the industry was transitioning to computers and away from the giant phonebook-sized flight guides printed once a month.

In the early days, those flight reservation computer systems were owned by the individual airlines…

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Adam J. Blust
Mighty Forces

Writing memoir and memoir-adjacent stories. Hoping that exploring the past will illuminate the future. “How’s that working out for you, being clever?”