Technologic Love Story
Published: Thursday, February 14, 2013
Updated: Thursday, February 14, 2013 20:02
Bobby and Phyllis Ray have been together since sixth grade.
“I met him at the door with the lunch money,” Phyllis said.
“And she’s been chasing me ever since,” Bobby said.
Pictures in frames of a lifetime of memories fill every shelf in their home.
“Course we’re in the old generation, the old school, but there’s not anything bad about that, you know, we kind of like that, sitting and just sharing because communication is just so important,” she said.
Communication is one of the biggest changes this couple has endured.
“It’s totally different, totally different,” he said.
Relationships now are also totally different. Meet Rick and Veronica, a couple in their twenties, they’ve been together just nine months.
“You said text me,” Rick Townsend said.
“Oh yeah I did, yeah, yeah that’s fine just text me,” Veronica Phillips said.
“To which I said? I'm gonna call you,” Rick responded.
And he did. Calling was a concept that came as a shock.
“It’s sad that she thought it was so impressive that I did call,” Townsend said.
“Yeah, because that should be the norm,” Veronica said.
According to the young couple, the norm is now the unconventional.
“Even to get a text from a boy in this day and age is kind of a big deal, wow, he’s texting me?” she said.
Texting versus calling versus Facebook messaging, just how much have things changed?
“Don’t know anything about it, I don’t know how to even do it.,” said Bobby and Phyllis.
“I think that’s a card game,” said Phyllis.
“Is that a technical term?” Bobby asked.
“Elvis sang ‘Love me Tender’,” Bobby said.
Generations apart, and a world of technology between them, the older couple has just one thing to say to the young one.
“Divorce was never an option, not that we ever got to that point, but if we had an argument, which is really pretty rare, it would never have occurred to me to say well you can just leave,” Phyllis said.
And a sweet Valentine is always nice too.