I recently taught my septugenarian parents how to text. I was ambivalent, but it has turned out to be great fun. My father doesn’t quite get the concept, he tends to text long letters that start with “Dearest B,” and sign them at the end (umm, I know it’s from you, Dad!) but my mom has really taken to it. It’s been a win-win, because she feels hip and we have a way to keep in touch even when I am working a lot and have zero desire to talk on the phone. A recent gem:
Bradley Cooper should be thankful my mom is not an Academy member.