Some of my senior citizens have conquered e-mail...even if they fear pdf documents and asked me to send their newsletter in the regular mail. And because this is a "younger" group than I inherited over 20 years ago, they are beginning to embrace technology, rather than think it's a sign of witchcraft.
Last week a woman, her husband and 17 year old granddaughter came by. They'd just retired here from Bakersfield, CA and were looking for something to do. She exclaimed she'd driven by before and didn't know we were there. How long had we been here?
Forty three years, I sighed.
Ten minutes later, another woman walked in to join us. I thought she was with them. She said she'd been at the car wash out front and noticed our sign. How long had we been here and why didn't she know about us?
Over 40 years, chimed in the other woman, still surprised.
Because they built the car wash in front of us and made us move our sign back, I added. Way back...off the road. The ones placed at my begging...um, urging, by the Highway Dept. point to everywhere but where our driveway is on the highway.
The second woman was looking for something to do as she'd just retired here. From California. Amazingly, she'd lived 30 miles away from the other couple. They all promised to return.
The next day, a woman came in and said she'd been riding by and just saw our sign.
Yep, same conversation.
I'm sure part of this new "noticing" of our Center is because they built a Walmart Neighborhood Market next door. It's increased traffic in the area...which is really horrible at quitting time when I'm trying to turn left to go home. But I digress.
In an effort to make us more noticeable AND bring them into the world of technology, I received permission to create a Facebook page for us. Oh yeah, pdf documents are scary, but FB they like.
So if you're in the Facebook neighborhood, you can find us at Spectrum Senior Citizens Center. Come on by, maybe give us a LIKE so I can prove to the Boss that all my begging...um, requesting, wasn't in vain. And thanks to my Blog World buddies who've done just that. Any guesses as to who the 1st LIKE was? Hint: he can really sing and if I raise a glass to him, I'll have to hand it over for him to drink for me.
Hey, if nothing else maybe it will cut down on the phone calls I get for the Spectrum CABLE company.