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Helping Grandma Learn to Email

Funny Family Tech Stories: I'm Grandma's Tech Support

Reader DestinyA recently shared one of her funny family tech stories:

My grandmother is 82 and I have her set up with a laptop and wireless Internet so she can "do the email." God forbid her Internet connection goes down — I get panicky phone calls anytime she can't access her email. I have her set up with remote connection so I can fix any problems, real or perceived.

Sometimes I regret being such accessible tech support because some weeks she is constantly accidentally changing settings that freak her out and need to be fixed, but reading her emails makes it worth it. Her typing is horrendous with lack of punctuation, bad spelling and constant switches between upper case and lower case letters — and it cracks me up. If she makes a mistake, she doesn't backspace, she just hits the space bar a dozen times and continues on as if she was on a type writer. I'm very proud of her for being brave enough to try something that scares people 20 years her junior.

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