Sunday, January 25, 2009


My grandmother recently passed away...It is always interesting how memorable funeral "after parties" can be. I have to be honest some of the people I see I haven't spoken to since the previous after party. My grandfather has never been a particularly extroverted person. He keeps to himself and conversations are short. He is now in his eighties and I was able to spend a few minutes with him recently after the funeral. He gave me his e-mail address and I smiled and said I would e-mail him and tucked it in my purse. When I called him on Christmas...he reminded me that I still had not e-mailed him. I was surprised...he really wanted me to e-mail him...

The idea of being able to reestablish a relationship with my grandfather was very exciting to me as we have spoken infrequently my whole life and I always wondered why...I was told he was shy...and accepted that. I guess my point is that technology is exciting for many more reasons than the ones that are right in front of us...they give us away to maintain necessary connections in an unobtrusive fast a way that fits into the world that technology is making so fast.

Another thought was very interesting to grandfather was born in the 1920's and he has a cell phone, emails and when he called me tonight to ask me which address to use because he was scanning some photos for me I almost dropped to the floor...Tonight I learned something about a man that has played a quiet roll in my life...not only is he extremely intelligent and progressive...but he was handsome too...

And so technology has gained another meaning in my life...


  1. I rest my case...Lawson is the absolute image of this man. Nice tribute!

  2. Lauren,
    Isn't it amazing how technology can connect us anywhere in the world and to a variety of new people, yet for you, it connected you back to family. He is definately a handsome man. What a great gift you have been given.

  3. What a way to start your week.
    Hope all is well.

  4. That is an awesome story. Your Grandpa kicks my FATHER's butt at technology. And I just love that here is another "older" man in your life and he was a good lookin' guy.


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