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Letter: Thankful and proud

On Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, our neighbor and friend, Margaret Ann Haywood, arrived at our home. This was pre-arranged as she had requested an “audience” with our computer to view the christening of the USS Gerald R. Ford. This was a pretty big responsibility for us.  While we are familiar with technology, we are not sophisticated users. The thought of us “capturing streaming video” from a “live feed” is pretty challenging stuff for our level of competence. We were determined to make it work. We got the right screen up and with great anticipation we tapped the arrow. Nothing happened. Minutes passed. We tried everything.


Not to be defeated, we went to plan B which was to call our son-in-law in Richmond. He describes himself as a techno nerd with social skills. He advised us without success. He then said he could access our computer remotely (That’s scary.). Finally we solved the problem.


Perched precariously, clutchin...

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