My mother has discovered video calls on Skype, which has made me a frequent guest at various family gatherings recently. It’s been amazing, seeing everyone and talking and laughing with them. We’ve joked how years from now, we won’t be able to remember how I was able to attend all these events while obviously living overseas.

Just yesterday, while sitting on Marco’s porch here in Rome and trying to decide if I should bring in the laundry as the sky turned a charcoal grey, I got a text message on my phone from my father to get online and open Skype - Dick and Bob were over for lunch and wanted to say hi.

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