Let's face it, if you're not hooked up to email, a computer, Facebook and so on, you are simply disconnected from the world. And that's no place to be for not only the ability to function, but for quality of life.

Many of us have simply never known the world without all this. For example, my four year old son I think was doing things on a computer, and later learned how to talk.

If something new comes along, he can't wait to try it out. For me, when something new comes along, I think oh' my goodness, now I have to figure out how to do something else.

I grew up during the 1960's and 1970's, there of course was none of this stuff. I even went into adulthood and out into the work place thru the 1980's and we did a lot of business without today's technology.

But that's all changed. And as hard as it's been at times for a person in my shoes having to learn, I am a believer that it's all for the better.

With all this said, I have a concern for people who have refused to learn it. Many people have told me they won't touch it because they're too old for a computer.

My message to them is, if you're still alive, get on there and do it. Be thankful it all came along while you were on the planet so you could enjoy it.

For those of you who are at full speed with everything, take a look at someone who's close to you that you know that's not hooked up. Talk with them about starting and then sit down and help them. Perhaps show an old grandma how to find recipes on Google and see what happens.

As I wrap up this story, I will leave you with a couple things. We learned from Dawn Hanson on our Facebook page that a man by the name of Kenneth Anderson, formerly of Sioux Falls, SD, will be 79 and he's on Facebook.

And here's one for you, Facebook themselves report that 106 year old American Edythe Kirchmaier is now recognized as the world's oldest Facebook user.

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