Saturday, May 7, 2011

M-O-T-H-E-R "M" is for the million things she gave me, "O"means only that she's growing old, "T" is for the tears she shed to save me, "H" is for her heart of purest gold; "E" is for her eyes, with love-light shining, "R" means right, and right she'll always be, Put them all together, they spell "MOTHER," A word that means the world to me. --Howard Johnson (c. 1915)




My 74 yo Mother (GG) has not embraced technology although she is winking at it from a distance. GG had the cassette tape-thing down pat then I threw her a curve ball by gifting her a cd player. After several sessions of me instructing her she got pretty adapt at playing her new cd's except for one incident where she listened to the same song over and over and over all night long because she hit the wrong button.


 She has a cell phone that she forgets to charge and a tv that has 3 remotes.   I set her up a facebook account so she could keep in touch with her grand kids & some old high school friends but she never uses it. Just like the email lesson we had previous to  facebook she thinks if she hits the wrong key on the keyboard she will blow up China. 


GG has taken a shine to one perk of using the Internet - Bill pay.  GG hates to pay a bill any earlier than she has to.  I think she just doesn't like giving up her money any sooner than she has to. On the day of the bill's due date She usually races out the door to drive to the post office trying to get her envelope out on the last pony express to Discover or Allstate hoping it at least gets postmarked on time. This all changed the first time I offered to pay her bill online.  Click, click, click tap click - all done! as GG stares in wide-eyed wonder over my shoulder. She now pays most of her bills online vicariously through me. Happy Mother's Day GG. You know how to pick your battles.


13 comments:

  1. How funny and true! My Mother loves bill pay! I remember singing that song about Mother's when I was a kid! Thanks for the memories.

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  2. I hope you have a wonderful Mothers Day Weekend - enjoying time with your Mom.

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  3. I LOVE THE GOD TUBE VIDEO!!!! This could have been a conversation between my middle son and me a few years ago... He used to draw me "maps" for the computer keyboard...My mom is still afraid of the computer. She has a great set-up...but all she does is use it to play solitaire...and to read my blog (My brother placed an icon on her screen so she can get right to it...and even then, she gets baffled. But at 92, this "new-fangled technology" can be overwhelming...
    Happy Mother's Day!
    Jane (artfully graced)

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  4. Okay, so I've heard this same kind of discussion between you and your mom. It doesn't matter though, GG can work that stove and oven with the best of them AND I'd much rather eat than text!!!!!

    Love to GG for Mother's Day and to you dear friend who has been a mother to many, even me at times.

    Love you!!!!!! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

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  5. Great post!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the video....that all is so MY MOM!!....except she couldn't respond back!! Thanks again for the great blog...love it!

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  6. Great post and pretty funny video. My mom is actually pretty good with all the new technology, so I am lucky since I couldn't explain most of it to her anyway.

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  7. I love that video! Thank you for always saying it just right!! Love you chick!

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  8. That video is ADORABLE!!! and so true.

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  9. Great post! Love the video...my mom embraces some of the technology and ignores the rest!

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  10. Beautiful Karen!!! I think my mom finally got the hang of some of the technology and is enjoying it some. Thanks for the lovely video xxooxx

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  11. I can so relate to this. My son Randy is our techy around here. He's only here on the weekends, so you can just imagine the things I have "saved up" for him to fix when he gets here every Friday night :-)
    I still pay my bills by mail, so your mom is ahead of me!
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  12. Ha ha I love that video - reminds me of my mum! I've recently taught her to use Skype and now she 'skypes' me ALL the time, which is good but sometimes annoying too! Hoping you had a wonderful mothers day with your gorgeous mum :) xxx

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