telephone memories

Donna Halper
Sun Nov 7 17:00:13 EST 2010

I don't know how many of you saw this article by Beverly Beckham in 
today's Boston Globe, about a time not that long ago when waiting for 
a phone call was a BIG deal... It made me think back to when I was 
waiting to hear if I got a certain job, or waiting to hear from 
somebody I loved... or waiting to hear if I was getting called in to 
work an extra airshift... Yeah, the telephone could sometimes be 
annoying, but like Beverly, I sort of miss it.  I am not trying to be 
a luddite-- I'm on Twitter and Facebook and all that; but somehow 
getting a text message seems really impersonal compared to hearing 
somebody's voice...

Remember the Telephone?

By Beverly Beckham, Boston Globe Columnist, November 6, 2010

It was magical, the old telephone.  It rang and you raced to it and 
picked it up and said "Hello?" and someone, a friend, a neighbor, 
sometimes someone far away in another state said "Hello" back.  And 
you got excited, hearing a certain voice, thrilled and surprised when 
it was your best friend calling, or a boy you just met, because the 
phone ringing was like a knock on a door or a gift-wrapped present. 
Always a mystery.

Remainder of article is here:   

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