It has been an interesting couple of days trying to learn new things on my new phone. Technology and I do NOT always get along very well. Then add in gettting some "new" piece and it can become even more interesting. It does, however, lead to interesting conversations and memories.
Dad did a lot with computers. He is the example I use when someone tries to tell me they are too old to lean how to use a computer. Dad was using computers almost from the beginning of "personal" computers. He did a lot of writing on them - usually with the "two finger hunt and peck method." He aalso did some research (on the internet) loved being able to email and was learning Facebook when he died. He even taught himself to skype and "blog." All of which is wonderful until he had a problem with something.
For some reason he thought I could "fix" whatever the problem was. My usual solution was we could throw it out the window and replace the window! NOW I can laugh instead of being ready to scream!! Then...... I suggested he call his grandson. How do you do with technology?
Hot days, cold drinks, "extra" time and visits with family bring out all kinds of memories. If there is an opportunity to share them, especially with each other (and the younger members of the family), even better. Some involve food, and the fellowship of several family members together. Some are of celebrations that specific days bring the memories - like graduations or birthdays.
I still smile, even laugh a little, when thinking of Dad (70+) creaming my son (25+) at ping pong on my grandson's first birthday. My son had thought it would be an easy win - Poppa (his name for my Dad) was over 70, walked with a cane and "only" played chess. Dad had my son moving all over the place as he (Dad) creamed him (my son). Turns out Dad held second place at table tennis all through high school - first place was his older brother, my uncle.
As I sit with my youngest grandson, and he creams me at table games, I think of these famly times. Good memories to have and to share. Good, quiet memories that bring a smile. What are your good memories?