“Grandma on Tape,” Ensign, July 1981, 54
My mother lives in Texas—quite a distance from her three grandchildren in Utah. For some time she was unhappy because she couldn’t be a part of their daily lives.
Then she had the idea of reading stories for the children and recording them on cassette tapes. She now sends the story books—and the tapes—to the children every few months, and includes personal “visits” with each child on the tape. These recorded visits are very welcome, and the children play them over and over again.
Of course the children have now gotten into the habit of recording their own activities and “visits” to share with their long-distance grandparents. Our family has found this a most rewarding way of keeping in touch. Deborah Jones, Santaquin, Utah