Friday, January 15, 2010

A Grandma with a Facebook Account

Did I mention that my boss is in his late 70's? He's pretty technically savvy for an old guy. He emails, and reads the news online, and heck he can work a computer. Do you know many almost-80-yr-olds who can do that?

One time my Dad was on the phone with my Grandpa (who was around 70), talking him through setting up his VCR.

After a few frustrating minutes, my Dad said; "Ok, just cut the power."

From the other end he heard; "Bea, hand me the scissors, will you?"

"No! Dad, wait!"...but it was too late.

True story.

So even though I have to talk very loudly, and some stuff requires a lot of explanation, I am very impressed with how comfortably my new boss handles new-fangled things. When I'm old, I want to be able to adapt like that. I'll be the 2060 version of a Grandma with a Facebook account.


Unknown said...

So this old lady that I type for and help with her family history is 99 and will be 100 in June. She has a facebook account. She emails and scans pictures. It's pretty much amazing since neither of my parents have a facebook account and my mom can barely do as much as this little old lady I help can. She may be slow with her walker but she is not too shabby on the computer! It is crazy!

Helena said...

Whoa, that is crazy! I love that she is probably better with a computer than I am.

Chantel said...

I'm going to be a better, cooler, grandma than you...

Just kidding. Maybe. That is way impressive!

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