Friday 16 September 2011

Web Cam 101 for Seniors

Just adorable!  

Elderly Oregon couple Bruce and Esther Huffman (both 86) were trying to figure out how to take a photo using their laptop last month, not realising they were actually recording their endearing attempts to use technology.

Their grand daughter found this as put it on You Tube and it has spread like wildfire.

The pair said they are pleasantly surprised at their new found fame.

While the couple are still grappling with technology, Esther says she has learnt one thing - to stop chewing gum.

"I guess I have to quit chewing gum. I look like a cow chewing gum so quickly."


  1. Ha-ha Lilly, that is adorable! They did a you-tube of my life (lol).

    I feel that way about all the technoloigcal stuff too - am too afraid to even buy a blackberry or smart phone!

    Happy Friday to you, sweet friend:)

  2. as you wrote this clip is making the rounds and I did see it yesterday. Many of the best clips happen when people don't know they are being recorded.
    I didn't know how old they were. Thanks for the info.
    Good thing I rarely chew gum.

  3. they're sooo sweet and adorable!

  4. I love this! Thanks for posting it, Lilly! I know how they feel; I scratch my head a lot and swear when I can't figure something out.

  5. Hi Lilly, that sure is real cute. I still don't know how to get my webcam to work in my pc.

    It would be good to know how so I could talk to you via video messaging. Tehe.

    Hope everything is swell with you. I'm still alive and kicking, considering...

    Love and hugs,

  6. That was an excellent laugh Lilly!
    I am new to Skype and don't know the ins and outs of how it works. I didn't even realise you could take a video of yourself.

    Hope you are shining my friend!
    Peggy xxxxx

  7. That is brilliant!

    My skype tries to take a video of me every time I turn it on. It's out of control. I might have to uninstall it, because I usually look pretty hideous.

  8. That is priceless. What a great couple.

    Of course that video could have easily be done by my husband and me since we have absolutely no clue how to do that stuff.

    Hope you're having a grand time. xo jj

  9. For some strange weird reason---I cannot get "sound" on the Internet, today...I have sound on my computer---BUT, not the Internet, So....I cannot hear this Video---I actually had read about it though.....!
    Hope ALL is good with you Lilly...!

  10. That is adorable. I love that guy and love it when he tells his wife she has pretty hair. What a great couple and what fun they are.

  11. OK Missy .. go take a gander at my latest Living Boldly post ... that's all I have to say!

  12. This could easily be me sometimes. I saw this clip on the TV news. I think we can all identify with it. :-)


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