Thirty Years Without a Phone?

Day 277
Listening to:  Everybody Wants to Rule the World
Thought for the day: An amazing invention, but who would ever want to use one? ~ Rutherford B. Hayes after making a call with Alexander Graham Bell’s telephone


DuPont is installing a new phone system which means we all get new phones.  My office neighbor, Kathy (seen in today’s photo), was kind enough to pick up my old phone on her way to take her phone to the designated old phone graveyard.  As I handed my phone to her, I felt really sad.  I’ve had the same phone for 15 years.  It was like saying goodbye to a frenemy!    Last night, Mrs. Jenkins, the 95-year-old woman we interviewed revealed that she didn’t have a phone in her home until she was in her 30s.  Thirty years without a phone!  Can you imagine?  Though I hate talking on the phone, I cannot imagine life without one.  Saying goodbye to my old office phone along with Mrs. Jenkins revelation made me wonder what invention hasn’t happened yet that will make us say 10-20-30 years from now, “How did we live without that?”

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