Unexpected Impromptu Visit by Friends.
Unexpected impromptu visit by friends fulfilled our ‘blank minds’ over what will we do for Easter. Friends who we spent part of our life growing up with in another lifetime long past swung by our way over Easter, much to our surprise and delight. Meeting occasionally over the years through the odd family event, it appears while our careers were being established and our own families were growing up we were all too busy and preoccupied in our own worlds to interact the way we once did.
Conversation is easy and exciting catching up on past years, fishing trips, old school friends,and apart from grand children, broken family marriages, changes in health status and outrageous friends and neighborly gossip it was apparent we simply started from where we left off all those years ago. After a day or two together we vow to make the meeting again soon, but reality is we are, although in maybe different rolls, still busy people, tending to kids sports, community affairs, hunting and fishing trips and our own sports let alone work commitments. That considered, it is likely that, although we all had a great time together and promises made, it is quite possible that nothing will change.
It is true, we now have I.T and social media that most of us have grappled with and gained a very basic understanding, enough at least to communicate, and so we should, it is now 2017. Grandchildren, completely fluent and confident in many facets of I.T. are thankfully, respectful although bemused by our somewhat computer illiteracy when asked to assist, something that clearly stimulates their self esteem and pride.
What happened to us, why couldn’t we teach our grandparents important exciting stuff? Maybe we did, maybe that is why we were told we were too smart for our own boots and to go and do our chores. Either way a personal visit and inter action, though a little old fashioned is paramount and still works for me.