Pookie loves old ladies, they always have such interesting handbags with them which smell so good. Yesterday evening we watched a quiz show on german TV. The questions are rather difficult and the amount to win important 300.000 € ! Not bad.
There are always two people playing together. This time it was a grandma with her grand daughter. That's nothing special but the grandma was 89 years old ! A tiny person with a rumpled face showing the hard life she probably had behind her. But she really was amazing ! She was just as a 30 year old, sitting in an old shell.
She spends most of her time behind her computer and did this already since more than 10 years ! Internet she knows by heart, is corresponding with the whole world in english, participates in forums and talked about computers almost like Bill Gates, and knew more than her granddaughter. I couldn't believe it ! I have to say its very unusual and rare in Europe that women over 50 are blogging ! Except in the UK. I am the only one between all our friends or people we know and they just can't understand what a Blog is. I didn't know it either since April last year, when I dropped into this by pure chance.
When I tell people that I have a Blog (I don't dare to say I have 4), nobody understands me. Now, I always say that I have a Website, that they understand. But still, they wonder what I am doing with it, that I am so busy and that I love it. At my age I should probably behave like others, drinking tea, shopping and watching TV or playing bridge. But using a computer ? Is she still normal ?
Most women of my age are really afraid of computers and glance very suspiciously at them as if a monster would jump out of it. They block themselves up and don't want to know anything about it because : "I will never understand such a new thing"
That makes me angry.
They had also learned driving a car, using a telephone, an electric typewriter, dishwashers, washing machines and they learned to switch on a TV, use the remote control and are even programming TV channels, the tape recorder or DVD player, in short everthing which had been invented or brought to the market since 1960.
If you think it over this were a lot of inventions. Today everybody has such things and cannot even imagine to live without them and they got used to it, even with mobiles. Why not a computer ?
Really I admired the old lady. I could have been her daughter. And I swore to myself, if ever I will get that old, I just want to be like her.
What would she do with that, if she knows nothing about a computer ?