following poem was obtained from an Internet genealogical mailing list.
The author is unknown.
In the not too
distant past, I remember very well,
Grandmas tended to their knitting, and their cookies were just swell.
They were always at the ready, when you needed some advice,
And their sewing (I can tell you), was available and nice.
Well, Grandma's not deserted you, she dearly loves you still,
You just won't find her cooking, but she's right there at the till.
She thinks about you daily, you haven't been forsook,
Your photos are quite handy, in her Pentium notebook.
She scans your art work now though, and combines it with cool sounds,
To make electronic greetings, she prints pictures by the pounds.
She's right there when you need her, you really aren't alone,
She's out now with her computer pals, but she took her new cell phone.
You can also leave a message, on her answering machine,
Or page her at the fun meet, she's been there since .
Yes, the world's a very different place, there is no
doubt of that.
So e-mail her from her web page, or join her in a chat.
She's joined the electronic age, and it really seems to suit her.
So don't expect the same old gal, ‘cause Grandma's