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Funny Story – My 77 Year Old Dad got his first “Twitter” Account


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My dad is a Doctor Dolittle. He certainly has a way with animals. He interacts with them like people, mostly because he is a man who lives out in the country, and animals are the closest things to talk to. He has regular people conversations with animals; and like Dr. Dolittle, it is not limited to cats or dogs. Currently, he has 2 cats and 3 dogs and a frog that comes and sits.

One day when I visited dad, he surprised me by telling me the conversation he was having with a bird outside. Rarely does my dad get excited about things. Most of our conversations consist of the weather and typical daily chores. But on this day, my dad carried on about his interaction with the bird.

Dad continues, “Marie, the bird would make a sound ‘tweet, tweet’ and then I would echo back, ‘tweet, tweet.’ Then dad would start it, giving a new pattern, ‘tweet, tweet, tweet,’ and the bird would reply back, ‘tweet, tweet, tweet.’   The bird copied the pattern!

My dad carried on about their conversation, and his eyes lit up, and he was very animated, excited about this forged relationship with yet another animal. My favorite part however, was that my dad said, “Hey, now I’ve tweeted!”   My mouth dropped open in utter surprise. I didn’t even know he KNEW what tweeting was!

This interaction with my daddy got me curious about the origins of Twitter and just had to look it up. And though Wikipedia isn’t a formal, technical way of finding things out, it most certainly has a line or two that suggests how it came about.

Dorsey has explained the origin of the “Twitter” title:

…we came across the word ‘twitter’, and it was just perfect. The definition was ‘a short burst of inconsequential information,’ and ‘chirps from birds’. And that’s exactly what the product was.[

It was quite an interesting article. You can read more about it HERE.

Later that day, I heard the “twitter” of the birds and just smiled a sweet smile just thinking that maybe a man like my dad could have been an originator of the first tweets.

Another glorious day with my daddy.  :0)


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Author: writingwingsforyou

Words are powerful and hold the keys to bring healing, play and joy, making life extrordinary. Words can also shift the world into a better place. I am a writer; a storyteller and a relatioship coach; buidling better relationships from the inside out so we can have more joy, communication and love in our lives. Let's explore! Let's create! . ~ Love, Marie Lukasik Wallace

22 thoughts on “Funny Story – My 77 Year Old Dad got his first “Twitter” Account

  1. what a lovely story to share, and so funny that your dad got caught up in the social media whirl and tied it into his own life with the animals. looking at the origin, the name seems perfect. )


  2. I’ll have to ask your dad to help me learn the Twitter arena. 🙂


  3. yay and it is never too late ! 🙂 Perfect id!


  4. Cute and funny story about your dad and tweeting…. I loved it… As fast as things fly (and all the chitter chatter) on twitter it does seem a lot like birds chirping away all day long (and night).


  5. Reblogged this on writingwingsforyou and commented:

    This one was so funny, I HAD to use it for Throwback Thursday. We chatted about this just this week. Makes my heart smile. ENJOY!


  6. G’day Marie,
    Love this story, maybe because I spend more time talking to our four footed, feathered or fur covered friends that live here than I do with people, hahaha


  7. you know i loved this!


  8. This cracked me up! You go, (your) Dad! My Dad, had he still been around, would have embraced Facebook and Twitter, too! He loved nature, birds and being connected to a lot of people in his community!


    • My dad does not embrace this new age…he used his computer for a short time to play Spider and some of the other card games…He was on FB for a whole day! I was so surprised he knew what Twitter was….but he does love talking to his animals!


  9. Hello Marie, I was wondering about the silence, decided to visit your page since I was missing you, got to read this beautiful twittering post. When are we getting a topic for next collaboration? Love, Soul 🙂


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