Last week, the offices of grantmadden.com did an upgrade of the laptops. One of the newest arrivals is a Dell Insperion. IT will be replacing an aging Windows Vista laptop. The laptop has been in service for almost 14 years.
While doing the "swap out" I was surprised to discover some items on the old laptop, items of great sentiment.
- the last photograph of my eldest daughter.
- the account of an ancestry hunt that I accompanied my Father on, in the the streets of Brooklyn, New York.
- copies of a radio broadcast I appeared on speaking about "Fathering After Divorce".
Writing about the upgrade was easy - writing about the memories contained on the hard drive was gut wrenching and generated some tears.
Rather than dispose of the, now defunct, Vista laptop, it has been retired within my office where it will forever hold those memories.
The girls have gone. Dad is no longer able to travel. The radio show has ended.
The Windows Vista laptop outlasted them all.