A few days ago I wrote a post called “Readers & Readers, click HERE to read that post.
When I wrote that post, I forgot one major “generational” item that I should have included. I should have titled it “Readers, Readers and Readers” …… Let me explain a bit. In the original post, I talked about “Google Readers” that I have set up to pounce on “heart transplant” information as soon as it hits the net. Whether its real news, or a blog post, those words (and many others dealing with organ donations, politics) are sent to me ASAP. Very simple, very “real time”.
Enter my 86-year-old Mom. God Bless Mom and others her age that still like to cut articles from the local newspaper or other periodicals that they read, when time and their eyes permit. Instead of these being delivered at lightening bolt speed to my “in-box”, they take the more antiquated speed and routing of the 1940’s through the 1970’s ……. she sees an article of interest and saves that section of the paper until some point when she finds her scissors many weeks later. They are neatly “clipped” and then some comment will be written across the top of the clipping. I’ll get clippings on any and every kind of transplant, especially if the person lives any where in a 500 mile radius of me. The comment / question I love to see is, “Do you know this person?” (Like I might know EVERY person that has been transplanted)) She then queues these into an envelope, until she feels there’s an adequate amount (2 to 3 pounds) to hand deliver to me.
Maybe she was the fore runner to Google Reader?
Ahhh the OLD days!! Faster than a speeding locomotive?
(PS – As a side note, this engine depicted below is #1293. I was heart transplant # 1293 at my Clinic)