Aug 272010
 

“I’ve been trying to find some of the people I went to grade school and high school with. Sadly, all I found out is that most of them have passed away.”

Thelma Rogers, 77, has found herself on the one place she never thought she’d be: the Internet. According to Rogers, who turns 78 in two weeks, “I never understood what all the fuss was that my grandkids made over this Book Face. Then my son Jeffery bought me a computer last year for Christmas. He’s such a good boy, Jeffery. He won the spelling bee in 6th grade.”

Now Rogers can be found searching Facebook and other social networking sites such as Twitter in hopes of reconnecting with old friends.

“I’ve been trying to find some of the people I went to grade school and high school with. Sadly, all I found out is that most of them have passed away.”

According to Rogers, the first person she attempted to locate was her old high school sweetheart, Harold Krotch. “I thought I had found him back in February, but it turned out to only be his grandson. Regardless, I tried to get him to add me to his Friends list but all he wanted to know was what color my panties were. How impolite. I’m sure Harry would have had a thing or two to tell the lad if he were alive.”

Sources revealed that Krotch was killed in a freak fishing accident in 2008. “Oh poor Harry,” added Rogers. “He always did love dipping his rod.”

According to recent reports, 47 percent of internet users from 50-64 said they use social media, as did 26 percent of those 65 and older.

But they still have a long way to go to catch up with younger users who — by comparison — use social-networking far more frequently. The reports found that 86 percent of 18 to 29 years-olds use social-networking to find out what color underwear their peers are wearing.

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