Remember in 1996 when the internet was all the rage? My grandmother became obsessed with the internet, it was kind of awesome. She always had a story or joke to tell. She would always start the story with... "My internet friend from <insert a totally random country here>"
Example: "My internet friend from Iraq was telling me that gas costs $8.00 a gallon over there."
I always had a good laugh around her. Well for starters, she was a grandmother that went on the internet. Not all that common. Also, the notion of her having friends on the internet was totally insane to me. People that she had so much in common with, yet she had never met.
"Really Mom-mom? Friends? I think you have lost your mind Mom-Mom! "
Well, she recently passed away, and I'm pretty sure she just rolled over in her grave! More and more, I've found myself telling my husband stories from my friends on the internet. Each time I say it, I laugh and think of Honda Helen.
Above is a real picture of my real grandmother. I somehow went my whole life without knowing that in addition to having friends online, she also had a motorcycle that she drove around town. The newspaper wrote an article about it called "Honda Helen". I thought it was a joke. It wasnt.
So, to all my internet friends... thank you so much for being such a great support system. It has meant so much to me.
I suppose the apple doesnt fall far from the tree.