Age is no bar for learning

Read this at Aaroo’s !!!! Β Isn’t it so sweet ???? I loved this post. And I wanted to write something in the comment….then realised its better to post the thought. So, here it is.

My daughter, Sh, created a Gmail Account for my amma, about 6 months back. She taught her patti, to login, check the inbox and to send mails.

My amma, patiently took notes, as if it was some CA class going on…never feeling inhibited at learning from her grandchild. Hugs to you, amma. πŸ™‚

Then it started. What ??? The phone calls. Every week, any time, my amma logs into her computer and her account, she’ll have a doubt and she never hesitated to ask me or my sister to clarify them.

Sometimes, it’ll be like “How should I add a new contact ??” “Where are the old contacts saved??” “Gmail is not opening…what could be the problem??” “Some virus message is coming..what does it mean ???” …. Many more like this…I was happy and amazed at her childlike quality to know more and learn all that is to do with mastering this art of sending mails.

Then she wanted to know how to send pictures and how to open the ones send by others… πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

She doesn’t have a FB account yet, but I’ll not be surprised if she gets one soon. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

She loves using the Gmail’s tamizh typing feature and all her mails to the family members are in tamizh. Β Now a days, she doesn’t call us, first thing in the morning, rather she logs in to mail a wish. πŸ™‚ Β And I am so proud of her. πŸ™‚

Now, the WWW doesn’t scare her, rather the web is under control… πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰


55 Replies to “Age is no bar for learning”

  1. Wow!! That’s so cool and so very sweet!! Oh yes, age is no bar for learning!
    Few years ago, my mom learnt to solve Sudoku from my sister, and today she is a pro and solves all the Sudoku puzzles, wherever (even if the newspaper bag has it) she sees one!!
    Hugs to both the Moms! πŸ™‚
    Cheers πŸ™‚


    1. How proud we are, when our Mom goes on to learn something to crack the latest in games or technology !!!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Of course big hug to both the moms. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚


  2. kudos to you mom….she is truely source of inspiration. …
    My mom is too always eager to learn and try new stuff…she is more updated abt latest fashion then me even now πŸ™‚


  3. Ask her to start blogging! I will have one more blog to spam. and for all you know, we could get to know you a lot better, if you know what I mean !! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    There are a lot of Tamil blogs these days. You can ask Kanagu for help πŸ˜›


      1. Vimmuuu, Aarti – the link is corrected…I did link it properly, probably got mixed up… πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚

        High hopes Vimmuuu…but do u know to read tamil, if my mom writes in tamil ??? πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰


    1. Its wonderful, yeah Corinne and makes us feel so good abt it. πŸ™‚ Instead of neglected the latest developments, their approach to learning them – theres something for us to learn here too. πŸ™‚ Kudos to ur Father too… πŸ™‚


    1. WOW, Aarti, make your patti join FB !!! Cool…introduce me to her na… πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ We can be frnds. πŸ™‚ I can get some nice tips from her… πŸ˜‰

      Okay, dear…corrected the link. πŸ™‚

      Aarti, you were a teacher sometime ???? πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰


  4. that’s awesome…and so sweet of Sh to teach her patti !

    I did the same though not to this extent like using the www altogether..but what little my grandma can do is to read my blog πŸ™‚ Yea she reads it,on and off though, and when I call her we discuss on the topics πŸ™‚

    I love that yearning for learning and no hesitation to get lessons from whichever age…that’s the spirit I must say and I salute to the people who exhibit this spirit πŸ™‚


    1. Its a lovely feeling na, Nu…when ur grandma’s reads ur blogs and discusses the topics with you… πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      There are some lessons from these elders, which we need to learn… πŸ™‚


  5. Ums, if aunty comes on FB, pls tell her to add me as a friend too plsss πŸ˜› πŸ˜›
    Such a sweet post πŸ™‚
    I think Moms rock. Bcoz they never hv this ego or any other factor when they ask their daughters anything πŸ™‚ My Mom is an expert cook and so I can’t help but laugh when she asks me something abt dishes I wud hv told her abt πŸ™‚
    God bless Moms!


    1. My amma on FB ???? I think that’s a good idea…will ask her. πŸ™‚

      I know Swaram…how they want to know some dishes from us….when we’ve learned from them !!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Yes, God Bless Moms. πŸ™‚


  6. I agree with others here, introduce her to blogging! πŸ˜€

    My paati(at 75yrs) one day sent me an email out of the blue!!! It was such an ‘awww’ moment especially with the ‘official’ sounding English of hers πŸ˜€


  7. There is the pleasure of seeing our parents getting proficient with the computer… learning, improving and connecting!
    My mom, almost ten years ago, had a detailed hand written book with notes on “How To”!! And now, she trouble shoots the skype, the web cam and keeps complaining that my father is soo slow!


    1. Hugs are stored to be delivered soon. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ Yeah Priya…you shld have seen her taking notes, when my daughter was telling this and that…it was a moment to treasure. πŸ™‚


  8. Talk about a rockstar granny!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    This post really made me smile. This is how I taught my mother to use the net. Made her accounts on facebook, skype, gmail, hotma il and yahoo…of which skype is what she uses often to video chat with me. She logs into the rest only if required.
    And then of course the non-stop calls start when she decides to log into any one of them πŸ˜€ LOL … too cute πŸ™‚


    1. LOL !!! She calls u non-stop when she wants to login…oh, my amma did that in the initial stages…so, let me wait to introduce her to more sites… πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Of course, they all think that Skype is the only link between them and their children…everyone staying out of the country… πŸ™‚


  9. Wow!! Bravo!!
    I’m sure your mom is excited about this new way of interacting with her grandchildren πŸ™‚ Kudos to her!
    But I’m not surprised, because previous generation is always open to learning, is what I feel. Coz my Grandpa @ the age of 80, went to computer class and learnt them way back in 1990s; Today my Grandma is trying her hands in skype to chat with me!
    BTW, those questions reminds me of how I taught my mom to use internet, add pictures etc…


    1. I know…she keeps sending mails to everyone left and right….finds it interesting than to talk to others on phone… πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

      That generation of ppl rock !!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚


  10. Brat style Awwwww πŸ˜› Only if your Mom would start blogging, I would have a chance to put cute and sweet comments at least on one blog :mrgreen: Ohh yeah and then I could go on a bloggers meet and eat all the idlys and dosa’s she will make…slurp!!


    1. Adi vizhum….kettudho !!!! πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ Sweet comments for her only, huh !!! πŸ‘Ώ

      What evil planning huh ….even before she has joined blogging, here goes someone for idlies and sambar….of course it’ll be totally slurp… πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜›


  11. Cool grandma, and great teacher πŸ™‚ I am a true believer of age being no bar for learning. In fact sometimes I feel that we definitely need to learn more as we age, the speed at which world is going πŸ™‚ Hubby’s dad is an ardent “www”er and his mom had to learn how to operate computer when she left home to visit us for three months, so that she can be in touch with him πŸ™‚ All my aunts right now are having so much fun in farmville, I keep getting phone calls asking why I am ignoring their request to join farmville!


  12. He he!! These days, everyone is tech-savvy. I just commented on Aaroo’s post that ever since my dad (and his flock of cousins and ex-colleagues) have joined FB, my life has become so restricted!!!


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