So today, my grandmother
's wonderful friend Hope
came by to visit
. She is always full of delightful stories
, and she had this one to share:
"So I met up with an old friend, Dot Walker
, 94 years old, and still sharp as a tack
. It was the first time we caught up for a while so we began to talk.
After some idle chat she asked me, 'Do you have a computer?'
'No,' I replied, 'I wouldn't know how to turn one on.'
'Oh.' She said. 'I was hoping you could tell me who Dot Com was. I hear a lot about her on the news."
Now the very sharp old woman did not know who (what, really) Dot Com was, but being her name was Dot, she figured it was a person.
An interesting perspective on the technical revolution of our day, especially from the eyes of a 94 year old woman who has seen a lot: The acceptance of automobiles
, the space program
after war, and now, the rise of the Internet
. The elderly are wonderful, and the stories
they have to share are priceless