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Old 01-05-2009, 11:50 PM   #16
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My mom spends hours on the computer....sending/receiving jokes by email (No kidding...that's all she does, I told her that if she ever sends something important, she better write PLEASE READ in the subject).
LOL! I think just the fact that she's proficient in using email is great!

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I just got off the phone with her...she wants to keep her Kindle
Hey, I won that bet, didn't I? It's great she wants to keep it!
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Old 01-07-2009, 09:19 PM   #17
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The emails have become a family joke (no pun intended). My brother had to learn to shut down his computer at night (she's a night owl) because his computer kept beeping that he had mail. I told her that I don't read them, so she "selectively" sends me only 2-3 a night (which I don't still don't read ).

She also likes to forward me "warning e-mails" she gets from others. Most are hoaxes or exaggerations. After months of me telling her so, she exclaimed "I don't know why all my friends keep sending me these things if they aren't true!". To which I responded "Hmm...probably for the same reason you keep sending them to me"
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The emails have become a family joke (no pun intended). My brother had to learn to shut down his computer at night (she's a night owl) because his computer kept beeping that he had mail. I told her that I don't read them, so she "selectively" sends me only 2-3 a night (which I don't still don't read ).
You need to teach your brother how to MUTE his PC speaker.

I think my mom stopped sending me that stuff. But, I still get those "prayer" chains every now and then. And she really thought it was possible that Bill Gates might donate money if she forwarded the money.

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Old 01-07-2009, 09:43 PM   #19
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But, I still get those "prayer" chains every now and then. And she really thought it was possible that Bill Gates might donate money if she forwarded the money.

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I don't get prayer chains...but her latest thing is those inspirational powerpoints with pretty pictures set to music.

One benefit of the Kindle I forgot to mention is that she said "I'm reading more and not on the computer as much"

Hopefully your mom gets that money from Bill Gates and buys herself a Kindle
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You could try sending her SAMPLES of books, to her Kindle. (Tell her to turn on the whispernet switch every Sunday, all day, or something like that). Then, she can start reading the samples, and only buy the book if she enjoys the first few chapters. Of course, it could be on YOUR credit card, but I'll let you two work out that detail.
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Tech support is the greatest gift! Now you can knit your mom a tote for birthday/Mother's Day - whichever comes first.
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