At 92 years of age, my grandmother has seen a lot of things in her lifetime. She has lived through wars, seen the rise in technology, and experienced more changes than I have in my short time here on this planet. Her real strength comes from adapting to these changes and I have seen her do so again and again over the four short decades of my life.
But the one thing that she had never shown interest in was computers. I don’t know what it was about them, but she really didn’t get into them at all. In some ways I had not thought about it for some time now, but when she was over on the weekend, she expressed some interest in learning computers and learning how to type.
It put a smile on my face.
In order to get the most of our short time together, I enrolled her in a touch typing course that she could do online. It started her off with the basics and I sent her home with my spare laptop so that she could practice at her leisure. I was amazed at how quickly she caught on to the lessons and I feel that it will take less than a week for her to become just as proficient as I am when it comes to typing.
She makes her grandson proud.