Phil and Amanda put a landline in the house so that Carlyle, now 5 years old, can call. She loves to answer the phone or pick it up and she’s a naturally chatty and joyful little girl. I was thinking about the kids who will likely never see a landline in the future or will not be aware of the rapid development of communication that has happened over the past 25 years.
I stumbled across this little ad and smiled at the relevance of its day.
And one more image just to let you smile…
Happy birthday Catherine. I think I’m one of the few people who call her that. Most know her as and call her, Cathi. As a young teen, she decided that if she was going to be Cathi they it would be with an i…not a y.
I was with my Nanny and my uncle Jim (who is 18 months older than me) when Catherine was born. There was no phone at the cottage (nor television, nor if you can believe it did we have central heating/AC or in the early days electricity. In fact we didn’t even have access to the internet. So to get to the phone we had to take the boat across to Morrison’s which was the general store. The phone was on the store wall – it was wooden, had a crank on the side to call the operator and you spoke into the microphone which was attached to the front of the phone.
It was on this phone that I heard the news that I had another sister.
Dad was on the phone to tell me the news and let me know that Mom was doing well. It was a couple of weeks before I got home to see my baby sister. So to now know she’s 50 makes me feel, well, old.
Yesterday was a party to celebrate her 50th year and it was great to be in attendance.
Happy birthday Catherine Margaret – it is great to be your brother!
I was very pleased when the Rogers.com technician arrived this morning as promised. I’ll give them this – they’ve come when they have promised….so far. I hear testimonies to the contrary. The tech went straight to work..no hesitation, though his english was broken and we had to work at being understood it was okay. He did have enough of a grasp of the language to point at the mess of wires they’ve left, and the modems and say “this stuff is stupid, it never going to work right”.
We do have phone service though – so thank you Rogers.com. By the way you owe me $450…have I mentioned that?