My sister-in-law sent this, this morning. My brother's wife is a God-sent, a wonderful woman, hard-working, kind and full of good ideas and follow-through. Last week we celebrated the niece's birthday. Hear the children speak English mixed with German in a Swabian accent/dialect. See the birthday girl talk with her grandma in Germany via Skype. Grandma checks in every morning and evening. What a neat use of technology. Also see hubby and me visiting. Now all the other relatives can see the birthdays. What a long shot from the olden days, that when you emigrated you were as good as dead to the rest of the family.