Recording Your Family Stories
June 6, 2020 – Katie Hill, Library Director
If you’re like me, this pandemic has made it harder to see family. I’m lucky that my maternal grandparents are alive and healthy in Southwest Kansas. While both are in their mid-80s, they are quite healthy. My grandpa is an avid golfer and still plays almost everyday when the weather cooperates, and my grandma has been cursed with the inability to sit down for too long before getting up and tackling some household chore. Both are active in their churches, volunteer at their hospital’s gift shop, and play in multiple weekly bridge groups. A few years ago, we all jumped on the Fitbit bandwagon. My grandparents were thrilled to use the app and track our steps. My grandparents are so active that they routinely outpace me with the weekly step count. Anytime I have a lazy week they are quick to text to make sure everything is okay and ask why I’m not walking as much as I should. It’s been a great way to keep us connected with one another from a distance.