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  1. Mitchell Allen
    September 13, 2021

    Hey, Mitch,

    The twists and turns of our lives are marked by signposts imprinted with the wisdom of our parents. I know you are glad you followed your signposts.

    Mitch

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    • Mitch Mitchell
      September 13, 2021

      I am, but it’s amazing how my parents knew about computers in the first place, then left it up to me to teach them how to use their own computers years later.

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  2. Debbie D.
    September 13, 2021

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Mitch. You took excellent care of your mother. It must be challenging to adjust to life without her, as well as your father. They obviously were a significant influence in your life.

    Your computer story reminded me of when my 81-year-old father bought me my first laptop in 2009 (I resisted! Hahaha!), telling me it was time I came into the 21st century.
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    • Mitch Mitchell
      September 13, 2021

      LOL! Parents can be amazing. Thanks for your words about me caring for Mom. I’ll own up to it being challenging dealing with her not being here.

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  3. Lisa Sicard
    September 14, 2021

    Hi Mitch, I’m so sorry for the loss of your mom. It’s a tough thing to go through. I miss my parents both a lot. It gets a little easier over time but still rough. We know they can’t live forever, but it’s still a shock and a weird feeling to have no parents left.
    My parents had the first RadioShack Tandem computer so I grew up with them since a little kid.
    My dad at 90 was using Excel for his volunteer work keeping track of voter records. He would call and say can you stop by to help me with this Excel spreadsheet? That amazed me.
    Take care Mitch and give yourself the time to grieve. 🙁
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    • Mitch Mitchell
      September 15, 2021

      Thanks Lisa, and thanks for the story about your dad. It’s nice that your dad was sharp into his 90’s. I’d have loved for either of my parents to reach that age, but I’m happy for the time I had with them.

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  4. Rummuser
    September 14, 2021

    In my case, the story is exactly the opposite Mitch. My son, a geek, got me into computers and blogging. I still will be lost without him being around to hold my hands as it were.
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    • Mitch Mitchell
      September 15, 2021

      You seem to be doing well Rummuser, though I assume you’re not out coding things like I still do here and there.

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  5. Clay Cook
    September 17, 2021

    I’m so sorry about your loss. It’s always so hard. My wife’s father has always been into technology and computers whereas I’ve had to teach my parents.
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    • Mitch Mitchell
      September 17, 2021

      I used to be really on top of all things technology after I got my first computer. I wasn’t only the instructor, but I was the guy people came to when their computers needed fixing. It’s amazing that my parents did that for me, especially since I didn’t ever asked for it or wanted to do it. Maybe I should have listened to them more… well, more than I did. lol

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  6. Wilkinson Ashley
    September 20, 2021

    This is an amazing article and so sorry about your loss.
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    • Mitch Mitchell
      September 20, 2021

      Thanks Wilkinson… or are you Russell or Pete? I’m so confused… lol

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