Wandering Wi-Fi

My partner has amazed me by learning how to stay connected to his Greek heritage while living here with me in the United States. His “secret weapon” has been his iPad which is connected to Wi-Fi. He has been very skillful at downloading apps that allow him to watch Greek news and Greek TV broadcasts. This morning, he was complaining that a Greek station was cutting in and out, frustrating him. I sympathized with him and relied on my senior years to explain why I empathized with him. When I was young, I loved the radio, mainly for children’s programs like “Let’s Pretend” and “Buster Brown,” and music stations, especially FM multiplex stations. However, when I was listening to radio stations in the 50’s, especially AM stations, frequently the signal, especially in the evening, would wander off. I would readjust the dial hoping to bring the signal back in, but sometimes the signal was irretrievable, which frustrated me. He is experiencing the 21st century version of what I experienced in my 20th century youth. I survived as will he.

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About bobosbest

I am a 79-year-old retired English teacher whose writing goals are fulfilled by publishing these blogs. I have a wonderful married partner, Dimitris Tsitsiras, who is from Greece. Life is good and still an adventure.
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