There was one occasion when I overheard a young man commenting to his grandpa that Facebook is now mostly used by the older generations and the younger generation has moved on to Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, etc. This young man was helping his grandpa to update some app onto his grandpa’s smartphone. Thank God for this young man who is so patient and so willing to teach his grandpa how to use the smartphone and also how to search for his old schoolmates and friends through Facebook.
Looks like many of the older generation were taught by their grandkids how to use smartphone to get in contact with their friends. It is usually the grandkids that will be the ones who are showing their grandparents how to use these modern gadgets because they are most times more high tech than their parents.
It is a wonderful thing that many of the older folks are willing to learn new things. Learning how to use smartphones and Facebook enables them to get connected to their friends and families from all over the world. It keeps them from boredom and gives them something to look forward to. Many have children and grandchildren staying far away and they can still stay updated and able to see and chat with their loved ones using the smartphones. They get reconnected with long lost friends, some through their children with Facebook accounts and found so much joy through this e-media.
I came to know of a beautiful couple who have children staying in the states, Australia, and Asian countries. The couple themselves have worked in many places and have many friends locally and from overseas. Recently, the children wanted to bless their parents by organizing a gathering of family members and some very close friends from near and far to celebrate their parents’ wedding anniversary. It was to be a surprise for their parents and all correspondence was kept secret.
The venue for the celebration was chosen and their granddaughter did all the planning and preparation through vintage wedding rentals Los Angeles without the knowledge of her grandparents. Hotels were booked for their overseas guests and those from afar who were able to fly over to join in the celebration and air tickets were booked and sent to their guests.
For the vintage wedding anniversary, placement for a vintage chair and table rentals were made. Menu for the celebration was confirmed with the caterer and a wedding anniversary cake was ordered. As the overseas family and friends arrived, you can imagine the great joy experienced by the old couple. It was a beautiful celebration to be remembered for many years.