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Addict?

This Grandma is an addict of the Internet! I confess!

Okay, I am going to just steel myself and face this thing straight on.

Am I or am I not addicted to checking out the latest on Facebook ridiculously early in the morning?

On a typical morning I watch ” Morning Joe” on TV and enjoy breakfast in front of the screen. After finishing off that second cup of coffee, no matter how I fight it, I feel as though a magnet were pulling me to my computer.

Oh sure, I know I should dress and shower and otherwise be ready for the events of the day. I know I should “get it together”to create the “got it together” grandma person that I hope to project to the world at large.

And now that I’m into my 80′s, this “getting it together”  is a major project!  And major projects take time…. But…but… what if I miss an intriguing remark or photo streaming across my Facebook page? A little peek won’t take but a minute…

Hey, hey…there we are…teenage granddaughter and I, just as we were yesterday at my son’s home, she looking loving and lovely as she leans over and gives me a gentle hug. As for me, I have on my usual proud as punch Grandma look.

Oh, and in the next paragraph there are my two youngest grand kids. Bright eyed and handsome, they look like poster boys for the Great American Family. What winning smiles! I couldn’t have missed this!

And then there are the other three children and the ten equally photogenic grand kids! And the nieces and nephews that I hadn’t seen much of for years! Such fun to see their pictures from graduations and parties and new jobs.

It’s so interesting too to exchange comments with old friends and people who share common interests. As a friend commented to me the other day, the Internet Revolution will probably have even greater impact on us than the Industrial Revolution, and I love feeling that I am a part of it.

So there you have it. This pull to the computer happens far too often not to detect there is a recognizable behavior pattern here.

The truth emerges. The verdict is out. This Grandma is an addict of the Internet!  I confess! It’s an addiction I’ve grown to love!

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Cathleen September 16, 2011 at 01:33 AM
Hey June, You are a wonderful writer and yes, you have a great beautiful family. Life moves forward and you are a special person. So happy to see you be the creative soul with your art and computer skills in which you have been so blessed with. Look forward to visiting with you in the near future. God Bless, Chatter
june luvisi September 16, 2011 at 03:16 AM
Thanks for your encouraging words, Chatter! So nice to check in before bed and see them. Blessings right back to you!
Jan Leasure October 09, 2011 at 01:57 PM
Hey June! How great to be learning new things, staying up with technology (we have to right?) and getting down with the social networking community! I'll bet those great grandchildren of yours are telling their friends, "Hey, check out my grandma's Face Book page!" --You go girl! -Jan www.jan-leasure.com
june luvisi October 09, 2011 at 02:20 PM
Mornin" Jan So enjoyed the sunshine of your words! I love the stimulation of the networking community. Thx for commenting!
Jan Leasure October 09, 2011 at 02:25 PM
It is my absolute pleasure! Keep up the good work! -Jan

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