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Stop the Grandma Bashing

Here’s the ad that got me started:

It’s not the only one out there.  

What the heck?  First off, why is poor Grandpa excluded?  Isn’t it his house, too.  Or is he secretly tech-savvy, but Grandma forced his hep-ness into the closet?

This ad is so 20th century. I know Great-grandmas who are can Tweet, Facebook, manage on-demand, Roku, Hulu, stream Amazon movies, and pause it all to make chocolate chip cookies. The read books on their Kindles and Nooks, and even (gasp) SnapChat.  My 87 year-old Mom is one of them.

My Aunt Barbara, who is now profoundly deaf, takes her iPad wherever she goes, so she can communicate with Millennials, Boomers, X-ers, and some of her Greatest Generation friends.  Where she goes better have WiFi, ’cause Auntie knows how to use it.

Okay, now that we’ve established that, how about giving Grandma (and Grandpa) some good old 20th Century face time this Christmas. No, not FaceTime, real face-to-face conversations.  You just might enjoy that trip down memory lane.

Here’s a picture of two grandmas and a great, out on the town, taking a selfie.  Yes, we know how to do that, too.

So stop the Grandma bashing or I’m gonna start a Tweet-storm. And I’ve go a whole lot sister grannies with clout and media influence.

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6 Comments

  1. You go girl, I’m right there with you!

    • Adela Adela

      Hearts and flowers, Renee!

  2. When I told a man I’d started a website for women over 45 he asked if women that old knew how to use a computer? Grrrr….. Brenda

    • Adela Adela

      WTHeck? Over 45? That’s cray-cray. My mom is 87. That’s like asking if someone over a certain age knows how to use a microwave.

  3. Grandma-bashing is unacceptable, definitely. I’m not a fan and I DO ask, hey, where’s Grandpa, especially if he’s in the ad or the images with her!!

    In my parents’ house it was my mom who did everything online – she still does, my dad has since passed, but he only knew how to play solitaire! 🙂

    • Adela Adela

      Thanks Andrea. Those ads DO have Grandma tweeting. She can tweet, but the rest is beyond her, I guess. The minimum age for a Twitter account is 13. Most 13 yo are not on Twitter, but FB or SnapChat.Maybe theses kids are old enough. They look pretty young to me, like 12-ish?

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