I very rarely talk to my FIL on the phone. We get along great, but he just doesn't like talking on the phone and conversations have become more and more difficult as his hearing has begun to fail. (the whole hearing aid issue will be saved for another post)
I got to start off my Monday with a call from my FIL. My MIL dials the phone, hands it to him, and it goes something like this:
PawPaw: Pam, (loudly) can you hear me ok up there? (everything is up when you're from South Louisiana)
Pam: Yes, sir. I can hear you just fine. How are y'all doing this morning?
PawPaw: Oh, good, good. We're doing good. Now, are you bringing your camera to our Thanksgiving trip?
Pam: Yes, sir.
PawPaw: Good, good. Now, I was wantin' to help you out with some film for that camera. Do ya' need some film?
Pam: No, sir. I have a digital camera. It doesn't take any film.
PawPaw: Hunh?!? What . . . how does it do? How will you get the pictures out of it so we can have some?
Pam: I can take the camera to Walgreen's while we are gone and get you some pictures made before you fly home on Saturday. Does that sound good?
PawPaw: (as he's still scratchin' his head over the whole film thing) Well, you go to wherever you need to go and get about $50.00 of pictures made for us and for you and DP, is that good? Can you get a few pictures made for that?
Pam: Oh, yes sir. I think we can get you some pictures made for that. Thank you SO much for even thinking about it. We'd be happy to have some pictures done for you. We are really looking forward to our trip later this week to see you.
PawPaw: (still reeling from the idea of all this technology existing totally beyond his scope of reference) Well, Pam, it was good, real good talkin' to you this morning. Here is your mother-in law.
I could almost hear his sigh of relief as he handed her the phone.
***Now, I just have to let y'all know this man is so precious to me. I hope I've not communicated any sarcasm or poking fun in a hurtful way by posting this conversation. I just got so tickled at his amazement with the changes out here in the everyday world that I take for granted.