Wednesday, October 16, 2013
The picture you see above was posted on Facebook yesterday by my mom's youngest sister, Marcie, along with a request to forward her birthday wish to the last Facebook holdout in America. Her message read, Happy birthday, Gloria, I wish you were technology-connected so you could SEE this post. But I'm sure one of your 21st century children/grandchildren will let you know. I love you sister ♥
Do you remember the days when you sent birthday cards by snail mail before a person's actual birthday so it would arrive on time? Or when the only way to reach a person was on their land line? Remember that odd-looking device plugged in to a wall by a short chord that everyone shared? The surprise for me is how two sisters who look alike and even dress alike can be so different when it comes to their communication preferences. They are as far apart as Nancy Pelosi and that woman from Alaska who looks like Tina Fey.
Some of you may be thinking, which sister is right? Sorry — I learned a long time ago not to take sides, especially when it comes to two sisters who love each other so dearly. Mom makes a good point when she says, "I want to see people face-to-face." And Aunt Marcie demonstrates how modern technology helps us stay connected. Perhaps the ideal solution is somewhere in the middle.
Feel free to add your thoughts in the comments section below. And if you leave my mother a birthday wish on this blog, I will call her on her land line and deliver it for you. That's what I call a family affair.