I started reminiscing.
This is the first phone I remember. It hung on the wall in the kitchen of our old farmhouse. It was a party line – which was always interesting. When someone called our house it was two short rings and one long ring. Everyone on the party line had a different ring. So, we always knew who was getting a call. Yes, you could listen in on everyone’s phone calls. – I learned early on, they could listen to mine, too! And every single one of our neighbors did not hesitate to call my Mom if they thought I was using the phone inappropriately. This is the phone we used until I was 10 years old.
We moved across the field from the old farmhouse to a “new” ranch style house. We not only moved – but we moved up to a new phone.
This black beauty was our move up. Now, I’m really only showing you these pictures for one reason. To let you know that my Dad and Mom still used this phone until about eight years ago. It was still the property of the Phone Company because they used to provide you with phones instead of you buying one. My parents used this phone for over 40 years. They hated giving it up.
40+ years. I was feeling so lucky that my smart phone had lasted three!
Life is so different in the tech age. I know “we” say that a lot. – those of us from the ages before the tech age. But it really really was so very different.
But now, I have a new phone and I can find where I’m going again. I literally HAVE to HAVE that navigation system… Otherwise I amble around like I don’t know where I’m going. – ‘cause I really don’t!!
Here is a picture of my new navigational system.
Oh, I mean my smart phone!!
I didn’t say life is worse today. And I don’t always call them “the good ole days” I just said it was different! I love my phone that doesn’t hang on the wall and can tell me where to turn! – and mostly I love that it can reroute!!!
What do you like best about the “technology age?”
What do you miss most about the “good ole days?”