Reprint from August 26, 2015

OK, so I grew up in a different time – I’m old – I never had computer science in school – I was never handed a smart phone at the age of two, to keep me quiet in church.  It’s hard to teach an old dog new tricks. I never considered myself illiterate, but all of that has changed.

I’m one of those antiques that learned things from books, experience, life.  So what’s a person to do when you get a message on your computer to call a number because of some suspicious malware.  Of course I realize immediately that Peggy is a man.  I’m smart enough to know that someone who speaks nothing but broken English, could potentially get into my computer and steal all my information.  Luckily I realized immediately, when I asked to speak to someone in the United States, and the next voice I heard was nearly identical to the first voice.

You see, I grew up believing that we should trust each other.  Somehow trust has become a tarnished word, along with faith, customer service and truth.

When you’re unfamiliar with all the terminology, you get lost easily.  I know all this technology is designed to make our lives easier, but when you have to spend hours trying to figure things out, it isn’t really a time saver.

So, it’s true.  I’m illiterate.  I’m 76 years old and I’m illiterate!  Somebody please literate me!!

About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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  1. Wally Fry says:

    I must be old too then. In High School, the topic of computers never came up. To get my college degree we did have to take one class in computers, but it was still an extremely specialized thing back then, and to study it was far from common.

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  2. Salvageable says:

    From another dinosaur: my high school had one computer that was rolled from classroom to classroom on a cart. We programmed it by punching holes in cards. J.

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  3. hatrack4 says:

    You said that trust is a tarnished word. Do you not realise that trust with the T missing is rust? Of course, trust with the other T missing is truss, but I am not going there today. No talk of a hernia, please.

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  4. hatrack4 says:

    All joking aside. I took a course my freshman year of college in computer programming. I fell in love with it. As a result, I stayed up with it better than most of my peers.

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  5. I think you are keeping company with a lot of us who do not speak computerese! Good thing we have kids and grandkids.

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