|Our Seaside antenna to high speed internet.|
Modern technology is within our reach here in remote Cape Breton. Although, I should mention we can’t get cell phone service down here at the house. We have to drive over to the Village or even into town to use our cell phone.
The dial-up connection that we had prior to Seaside was better than snail mail. It takes almost two weeks for a letter mailed from Marble Mountain to get to its destination in NC And conversely.
There are advantages to snail mail though. Back home I have a file labeled “letters from relatives” and in it are letters from various family members–most sent years ago. I can go back and read these letters, and it’s like a family visit. And those letters aren’t rife with JKs, LOLs, IMHOs and other acronyms. I can’t imagine that years from now my grandchildren will have a file labeled “emails from Grandpat”. Nor do I have a file labeled “emails from relatives.” Yes, communication has changed; it’s fast now but alas ephemeral