“I used to use the main frame too,” Betty said. “What I notice now is that when I try to use the computer it knows more than I do, or it thinks it does.”
But she is gaining confidence in herself and believes she’ll be off Googling on her own shortly.
Bobbie Smith, 86, is another student encouraged to take the course by her spouse.
“My husband didn’t prompt me, he prodded me,” she laughed. “We’re quite elderly and we are still living in the twentieth century, and we need to get into the twenty-first. But it’s way over my head.”
Smith wants to learn the basics so she can look up information and send emails on her own, but she doesn’t want it to become her entire life as it has for so many younger generations.
“I have too many other things to do,” she said. “I have my friends, and I love to play bridge.”
And she means in the same room without the aid of modern technology. What a novel concept.
For more information on Continuing Education programs offered at Weatherford College call 817-598-8870.