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A wonderful world with ‘Poppa’: Years fade away when girl learns about life from her grandfather

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Early morning at Olathe, Kan.’s Santa Marta Senior Living Center, a dozen white-haired men and women are finishing the last dregs of their breakfast coffee, sharing stories and lots of laughs.

So much it sounds like a laugh track.

But among the deeper, throatier chortles, there is one high-pitched giggle belonging to fifth-grader Michelle Meyer. On this day, she’s showing these oldsters all the tricks of her new smartphone, including some funny YouTube classics.

At 10, the girl with the…

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