First comes the Facebook request, and then come texts, as far as grandparents are concerned. If you haven't noticed already, older people are becoming quite tech-savvy these days.
They can tweet, blog, and selfie as well as the best of 'em. At 85, Rex Redstone created quite a buzz with his selfies and some say he's the oldest Instagrammer -- and he probably has more followers than you. Last week, former president Jimmy Carter, 89, sent his first text message. And he's not alone.
Grandmas and grandpas all over the world are coming around and embracing technology. Here are 15 reasons they are the best thing to ever happen in the history of texting:
Nana only got 7% left anyway ;) “@JCautomatic: Text from Grandma.
— Emma Macesich (@emmaxmace) October 28, 2013
Grandma 2. Me. 0 pic.twitter.com/j5xDua3MRx”
— Sir John Coghlan KBE (@johnlcoghlan) October 4, 2013
They sure are persistent...
The conversation I had with my grandma today.. She loves texting hahaha😂😂 pic.twitter.com/qgsfbt5hsY
— Sami schnyder (@GreenEggsNSam9) June 20, 2013
They're still getting the hang of this whole texting thing...
— Alexa Metallic (@lextaylor_) January 31, 2014
— jewlia (@Juliaa_Kahn) April 7, 2013
My grandpa got a new phone with texting & now he won't stop texting me.... pic.twitter.com/f5qjs81wiA
— Sarah A (@sarahalllen4) February 23, 2013
— Sintong Gaspari (@SintongGaspari) July 27, 2013
Let's discuss this text I received from my nana. pic.twitter.com/SeiN5Mmunw
— Erin Mckenzie (@erinjaymckenzie) October 3, 2013
They're naughtier than you think...
Texting with Gramps LOL pic.twitter.com/j4XfSR3dru
— #PurplePridePal (@nutstick68) July 19, 2013
It's normal to have a texting conversation like this with your grandma, right? pic.twitter.com/DTDUFWcV
— Allison Levy (@allisonlevy) February 6, 2013
And completely disregard punctuation...
— Morgan Weeks (@morgan_weeks) March 18, 2014
They might have texting confused with e-mail...
— Madi Rose Newman (@madirosenewman) March 13, 2014
They're a little random...
Just a random text I get from my grandma.... pic.twitter.com/t0j60f6NFn
— ⒿⓊⓁⒾⒶ (@juliazepeda2) April 7, 2014
— anusha (@notreallyanusha) December 4, 2013
Grandmas are sometimes women of few words...
I think my grandma is confused with this whole texting thing.. pic.twitter.com/OWyOCOcazi
— Jocelyn (@PunkyDuran) April 26, 2013
But they sure choose their words wisely.
Text I just got from my grandma>>we werent talking about what you're probs thinking about, but it applies to so much pic.twitter.com/bpzG7RGQE8
— Connor Grimes (@ConnorGrimes14) March 20, 2014
— Caitlyn Hearn (@CaitlynHearn) May 30, 2013
Now go make sure grandma is in your contacts list.