Where’s Granny?


The computer swallowed granny.
Yes, honestly its true.
She pressed ‘control’ and ‘enter’
And disappeared from view.

It devoured her completely,
The thought just makes me squirm.
She must have caught a virus
Or been eaten by a worm.

I’ve searched through the recycle bin
And files of every kind;
I’ve even used the Internet,
But nothing did I find.

Author Unknown

6 comments to Where’s Granny?

  • I came across this poem when it was read out recently by the leader of a small singing group I belong to. We do concerts at nursing homes and senior citizen clubs.

    I did a Master’s degree in IT at Loughborough University in 1994. I learned programming, electronics, website design, all sorts of things and I’ve set up my own website to showcase the computer graphics I do, but no-one in IT will take on a middle aged woman, so I have to stick to typing :( .

    When someone tells me they’re scared of computers, I ask them if they can drive. Most people can, so I tell them I can’t drive at all and that to me computers are far safer than cars!

  • Well Maria I love the poem and have just printed it out for my little file of things to keep! Thank you so much!

  • Ouch, you must miss your brothers so much. I also had my children young and I am glad now. Although, I think I would have been a better parent if I had waited. Who knows! I try not to look back too much.

  • Annie

    This is so cute! My older brothers were both computer whiz people and so are my two youngest sons. My soon to be 21 year old is going to go in to the Air Force soon and loves all those hightech gadgets! His younger brother wants to work in computer animation-film, tv, advertising, he doesn’t care! My two older brothers are now gone (the died together in an accident) but due to their love of computers I have many clips of them downloaded on to my computer (and on zip drives for safekeeping!). Technology, when used for good, is a wonderful thing don’t you think???

  • I was a technophobe, too. Fortunately, I had two sons who bought me my first computer and a little knowledge about computers from the my classroom. It is not easy to start learning, but it opens such a wonderful world. When I get stuck, I think, just relax and proceed like an eight year old. By that I mean with no fear…no fear of breaking the computer and no fear of everything crashing.
    I am so glad you drop in daily. First thing each morning, I grab my coffee and check your site, Momma’s Corner and Chookoolinks.

  • Oh, I gotta print this one and send it to my mom. She’s already a technophobe, this would really creep her out.
    I’m really glad you do so much writing for the ‘Net. Thanks for being one on my first Bookmarks every day….

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