I am very close to my Grandma.
Grace calls her Old Grandma (because Grandma thought that having two Grandmas was too confusing, and thus changed her name). Grace is close to her, too.
She’s the coolest Grandma ever.
Despite her coolness, my Grandma refuses to own a computer. She will not now – or ever in the future – own a computer. She loathes online banking; she wants to recieve her cancelled checks in the mail.
That is not to say that my Grandma relies much on the postal system. She only ventures to her post office once or twice a month. No kidding. They keep a box in the back with her mail in it til she decides to stop by and pick it up.
Despite her estrangement from written communiques, my Grandma likes keeping track of her family. She talks with all of us on the phone, and she usually knows what’s going on.
Almost a year ago, I gave my Grandma a Presto Printing Mailbox (after I received it to do a product review). I’d received a couple of months of the service to do my review, and we tried it out.
The whole family loved being able to send Old Grandma emails. My mom found an inexpensive online site from which to buy ink cartridges. Somebody gave her a case of printer paper.
And when the free trial ran out, I bought the Presto monthly service. (If you’re wondering, no one asked me to write this post. I’m getting nothing in return. I just love the service, and I wanted to mention it.)
Now, Grandma gives her email address to her friends, and she gets emails all the time. Jokes. Forwards. Photos. Personal notes. Presto sends her a crossword puzzle every day, and I copy and paste Margaret and Helen‘s blog posts into an email for her.
Reluctantly, she’s joined the 21st century.
And I love it.
Happily submitted to Works for Me Wednesday
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