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Skype allows woman to witness family wedding

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Posted on November 21, 2011 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY RESIDENT BETTY Counter, 87, was recently able to witness her granddaughter's wedding in San Francisco through the web-based video service Skype. Counter was unable to travel to California for health reasons and viewed the ceremony on a computer at Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Independent photo/Trent Campbell

MIDDLEBURY — Though they are separated by many miles, the Counter family remains a tight-knit bunch. So when Betty Counter, 87, had a medical issue that was going to prevent her from attending her granddaughter Cara’s Oct. 29 wedding in San Francisco, she was devastated.

“I wanted to go so bad, but it’s such a long way,” Betty, a longtime Middlebury resident, said on Monday as she convalesced at Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation.

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