OLDER ADULTS, COMPUTERS AND GRANDCHILDREN
by Greatgrandpa Mike Moldeven
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‘Grandma and Grandpa have moved to a house that is far from where you live. We will still see you as often as we can, but sometimes the wait will be just a little bit longer.
One way for us to visit is by telephoning. Another is by our writing letters and emails to you that Mom or Dad will read aloud. I’ll start my writing by telling a little about Grandmas and Grandpas.
‘Grandmas and Grandpas are older than mothers and fathers. They usually have gray hair or white hair. Sometimes, Grandpas have no hair at all but that’s all right too because then Grandpas won’t need to use a comb and hairbrush every morning.
Grandmas and Grandpas like to take grandchildren to the zoo to see the elephants and the deer and the monkeys. They also like to take grandchildren to the park to ride on the merry-go-round, and to the lake to throw breadcrumbs to the ducks and the geese and the swans.
On the way home from the zoo or the park, Grandmas and Grandpas take grandchildren to the bakery. There, they stand at the counter and smell the fresh bread, and buy cookies and cakes for desserts.
Grandmas and Grandpas like to play games with grandchildren, listen to grandchildren tell what happened in the park and at school, and answer questions. They especially like to read stories to grandchildren from big books with lots of pictures.
‘Grandmas and Grandpas like to hold grandchildren in their laps and hug them. Grandpas also like to shake hands, or pat grandchildren on their heads. That is a little bit about Grandmas and Grandpas and Grandchildren.’