Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Facetime!



I posted the other day about a DVD my Dad sent me. It was made from old reel film from their childhood.  The images contained on it depicted family life back in the early 1960's. My Aunt Deloris commented on the post, saying she wished our generation of cousins had spent as much time together as they did. It is unfortunate that we didn't, but we've found each other on Facebook and are at least able to keep up with each other.

Corey and Tyler on Facetime
So now comes our children's generation. Technology is so awesome! Corey and Tyler (my brother's son) are using Facetime on their iPods to communicate. Each boy got one for Christmas, and today is the first time they've visited. Tyler lives in Meridian, only an hour or so away. But they don't get to see each other very much. These days, most teenagers "talk" more by text messages than face-to-face. So I see this as a way to improve their communication skills.

The fun part is that their Grandpa Gerald also got an iPod for Christmas. He and Grandma Linda are 600 miles away, in Kansas City, MO. We have had the opportunity to Facetime with them several times so far, and it's wonderful! It's so important that, despite the distance, they get to have a relationship with their grandparents. Although life isn't as simple as it once was, technology has its benefits.

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