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Breakfast at Tiffany’s

02/23/2014
Addy beams in from Tiffany's around 9 a.m. Saturday morning.

Addy beams in from Tiffany’s around 9 a.m. Saturday morning.

So call me Truman Capote and pass Aunt Virginia’s lavender jam.

We have a new addition to our lazy Saturday morning routine here in Bangor.  Along with scramble eggs and percolated coffee, a special guest regularly finds her way to the breakfast table through the technological miracle of the Internet video phone.

Yes, it’s 7-year-old niece Addy saying “hello” from her bedroom at Tiffany and Ryan’s place some 1,700 miles away.

I’m not a big believer in reincarnation, but I think Audrey Hepburn has been reborn in suburban Omaha and has quickly mastered the building blocks of 21st Century social media.

Every Saturday, Addy logs onto her iPod Touch, hits the FaceTime app and places a 8 a.m. call to Maine. Had FaceTime been around in 1961, Holly Golightly would have had a much easier time making her “weather reports” at Sing-Sing.

And we get weather reports from Omaha.

And donut reports.

And soccer reports.

And every once in a while little brother Colton makes his own noisy report.

As someone who was born and raised on black and white TV, I can’t image what these kids think of modern technology and its ability for instant communication. Maybe something like: “Check it out, my Aunt Jen LIVES in this machine.” or “Hey, when I press this button I can see myself and talk to Aunt Jen at THE SAME TIME.”

It’s hard to know what runs through the mind of an extroverted seven-year-old girl jacked up on an early morning sugar injection.

Just like it’s hard to know what runs through the mind of an extroverted 20-year-old woman coming down from a night of “socializing” on the Upper East Side.

So what would have happened on 5th Avenue that morning if Holly got out of her taxi with an iPhone in her purse?

I have a feeling we’ll find out  in about 13 years.

And maybe they’ll make a movie from my novella.

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One Comment
  1. Jerry Otto Jr. permalink

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ClCpfeIELw I guess that’s one thing we got 😉

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