September 20, 2011

Webcam 101 for Seniors

I had a different post planned for today but then I saw this clip and I had to post it first because it's so sweet. Bruce and Esther Huffman of McMinnville, Oregon accidentally captured several minutes of themselves on their new webcam while trying to figure out how to use it at their retirement home. Their granddaughter saw the very humorous recording and with their permission posted it on Youtube.

It has gone viral with over 7 million hits already.


This is one delightfully wholesome and loving couple who could be poster people for aging gracefully.

I love it when 86-year-old Bruce says to Esther, "just drop your dress a little bit to see your boobies."

I almost fell off my chair.

Bruce and Esther married seven years ago after both their spouses from previous marriages passed away. Here they are on the Early Show.

Thanks to my dear old friend, and great cook, Tina for sending this in. Tina has a very yummy autumn apple and carrot muffin recipe posted this week on her blog Mad River Kitchen.


  1. I saw this earlier this week and about died. So fabulous! So fabulous to know that it was a "later in life" marriage. And he is just plain silly!

  2. How entertaining is this?? I love watching her chewing her gum and concentrating...they are so cute together, like they both have a new lease on life! Good to know it keeps gettin' better n' better!:D Great post, Lou! xoxo

  3. I laughed a little too hard over this video, too. They could be models for adult day care centers.

  4. This video is hilarious but it's so cute. I remember my grandparents who are in retirement communities Long Island. I taught them how to use the webcam so they could keep in touch with us and they're as funny as them.

  5. They're so adorable because their willingness to learn really shows. Some seniors, despite having an in home hospice care, still go their way to learn the technology in order to reach out for their loved ones.