The internet has changed the world mostly
for the good. Unless you're an encyclopedia salesman. But
sellers of The Encyclopedia Britannica
are not the only casualties of the W.W.W., we all suffer a bit
from the not-so-good changes it's brought about.
I believe were more socially inept as a result of all the
texting and chatting and posting that goes on within the web and
its associated devices.
Few people bother to write correctly these days. Spelling has
suffered and politeness is not up to Emily Post's standards.
When I see old time traditions manifest themselves, it makes me
I received an email from "Jennifer" recently asking about
processing a found family film, and of course I agreed to help.
Being a sucker for rescuing family related films, I don't
charge for my meager services. My payment is the happiness it
surely brings to see long gone friends and relations born again.
A few days later a package arrived with Jennifer's film in it.
Also in the package was a handwritten card in a matching
envelope. Jennifer also included a donation.
These sort of things let you know right away who you're dealing
with. Jennifer went above and beyond what was required because
that's what she thinks is the right thing to do.
She also placed her absolute trust in me by donating to someone
she's never dealt with before.
Thanks Jennifer. You're a good person.
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I wish the photographs were of her parents or maybe her siblings
but, well, dogs are cool too.