I don't know when my grandmother starting cutting out newspaper articles and sending them to my father. I just know that at some point, a few of those articles started being addressed to me. Then my dad picked up the habit and clipped stories starting showing up at my doorstep in Kansas City.
Well LEGO seems to have brought out the grandmother in all of my friends and family. They consistently send me links about The LEGO Group and LEGO builders. It's really quite wonderful, like having the crack research team at The New York Times (which it sadly may soon surpass given our current economic climate), except spread out geographically and across generations.
I don't know if it's just a testament to the people in my life or the connection they make with LEGO- either way it's been a nice way to keep in touch. Now if I could only convince them all to start sending me delicious homemade baked goods, I'd never have to leave the house...
Photo by Dunechaser.