For those of you keeping count

May 25, 2014 • Posted in memoir writing, Uncategorized by

That’s Wanda with fellow retiree Hanni back in 2011. Photo by Sheila A. Donovan

So many of you commented here (or told me personally) about how much you liked reading last week’s post about 92-year-old writer Wanda Bridgeforth’s first try at using a new high-tech “caption phone,” that I thought you might enjoy this spirited email from Wanda about her progress with the phone since then:

Hello from Wanda in the Rabbit Hole of Techny-land
So far the score is :

  • Lost calls: five.
  • Lost captions :three.
  • Lost temper: Lost count.

Yes, there is great wear and tear on the instruction book.
But the battle is not to the strong – but to he who endureth to the end.
Family and friends enjoyed your blog Thanks a Million!!!

Hugs all around Wanda B.

Lois Baron On May 26, 2014 at 12:41 pm


bethfinke On May 26, 2014 at 1:53 pm

I agree!


Monna Ray On May 26, 2014 at 2:17 pm

Wanda is terrific. Monna

Bob On May 26, 2014 at 8:40 pm

Wanda is so spirited and using technology at 92……God bless!!! I hope I am alive at 92 and can still use my fingers.

Mel Theobald On May 28, 2014 at 7:24 pm

Part comedian, part philosopher and part warrior…Wanda is the whole package. Did I mention inspiration? Well, add that to the list, too!!!

bethfinke On May 29, 2014 at 11:11 pm

Oh, Mel, you are wonderful. I’m forwarding your comment to Wanda via email, just in case she missed seeing it here.


Deborah Darsie On June 1, 2014 at 7:13 pm

I love Wanda and her approach to the battles with tech that are endless.
If you can’t keep the humor you end up sharing your temper with everyone.

bethfinke On June 1, 2014 at 9:03 pm

I actually laughed outloud myself when I read “Lost temper: Lost count.”


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