Thursday, September 25, 2014

Joy of Connecting

Facebook, Dick Gentry

Let’s put our collective brainpower to work and dream up a great device for connection. It should be simple, something you can use at 3 am, interactive and always illuminating. Yeah, I know it has already been invented!  Can you believe there are over 1.3 billion active monthly Facebook users? FB allows me to connect with old friends and develop new ones. I’ve peeked into my FB Friends backyard gardens, their weddings, trips to India and Indianapolis, a son’s bar mitzvah, request for prayers and a hospital room before childbirth. I know a favorite song of the moment, an unfortunate political rant, and a friend’s challenges and aspirations. What a wonderful trip it has been and continues to be! Of course, my favorite FB pastime is to see what is going on with our daughters and grandchildren! I’ll share a few diverse FB friends.

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Marla and I enjoyed a fabulous lunch with Facebook friend, Irene Turner, designer/real estate broker/style maven, and high school friend and designer/FB friend, Nancy Murray, at Cavallo Point in Sausalito last week. I love the energy of connecting with people who live life with passion and style! 

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It’s great connecting with Lynne Bier, an interior designer in Steamboat Springs, Co, and to see what is happening in her world. Lynne traveled with us to Bali.

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I cycled with Willow and Adam in the Piedmont region of Northern Italy when they were on their honeymoon!

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Connecting with relatives far and wide is a joy! I can see images of today’s lava flows on the Big Island from my brother, or what my nephew Steve is doing in Edinburgh. Steve and I were on our way to the Island of Sark from his home town of St. Peter Port, Guernsey.

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Without Facebook I would have never known that a high school friend, Mike Phelps, is the top 2 or 3 best masters cyclists in the U.S.

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Steve Beard jumped on social media when most of us didn’t even know the word! Steve has carried the Wesco Fabrics line for over 48 years!

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FB lets me see design projects posted by friends around the country.  Jennifer Jelinek, of JJ Interiors, is a top young interior designer in the Denver area doing beautiful work!

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