21 Emotional Tweets Reveal Just How Huge Clinton's Nomination Is For Our Grandmothers

"...told me she never thought she'd see this."

After months of polls and primaries and disgruntled progressives, on Tuesday evening, Hillary Clinton officially clinched the Democratic presidential nomination in Philadelphia. 

For Clinton herself, it was a hard-won battle; what had seemed like a straightforward path to the nomination was stalled by Sen. Bernie Sanders' powerful movement mobilizing a disenfranchised swath of the population that came of age saddled with student loan debt, in the midst of a devastating financial recession.

But arguments about Clinton's candidacy aside, her win marks the first time in American history that a major party has nominated a woman for president. Clinton is prime to shatter the "highest, hardest glass ceiling" in the country — if not the world — and for scores of older women, that possibility carries a particular significance in their lives.

That was on proud display at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday when 102-year-old Jerry Emmett took her place in front of the microphone as an honorary delegate for Arizona and boomed: 

And 51 votes for the next president of the United States of America — Hillary Rodham Clinton!

It was also reflected during an interview with Ruline Steininger, a 103-year-old woman who vowed to live long enough see Clinton become president

"In my first century of life, I've seen many incredible things. A pandemic, two worldwide depressions, a cure for polio, the first Catholic president, a man on the moon, the end of smallpox, an attack on American soil, and a black president," she wrote in a letter to Clinton, according to CNN. "In my second century, I look forward to seeing a woman president."

On Tuesday, many took to social media to express how momentous an occasion it was, or would have been for their grandmothers. 

For these women, a number of whom were born when they still had no right to vote, witnessing a woman clinching the presidential nomination was nothing short of one of the biggest moments in their lives.

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