It was never a snazzy jazzy swanky phone...
just a simple dial and talk model in basic black.
My adult children are way ahead of me and so is Mr. HB...they all have IPhones.
Most people that I know have Smartphones, Blackberry's or IPhones and I was feeling left out as my kids text instead of talking,
it's free with most plans so that's a no brainer.
My dear Husband has been encouraging me to get one for the past few months and I was resisting.
Why? I really don't know.
So we went together and bought one.
The Humble Bungalow Roses
are carried with me as are thousand of my photos
especially my "brag book" with sweet Isla's images.
I sent my first texts to my children letting them know I was now "available to chat" (text)
The second text was to my BFF which said...
"Hi! I just got an O"...
I inadvertently hit send instead of backspace.
We were sitting on a bench in the mall laughing so much my eyes teared up and I could not see clearly for a few moments to resend the correct text message.
So I am on a learning curve...
I feel that I have entered the 20th Century...or rather the 21st Century...
(those grey haired moments have been happening a lot more frequently!)
I keep this vintage landline as it works during a power failure
and I love the sound that it makes when dialing.
When I was young we were on a party line which meant that another family shared the same line.
My sister and I would listen in and eavesdrop if Mother was busy elsewhere.
(she would have grounded us if she caught us)
Sometimes our breathing or snickers would be audible by the other party and they would say
"if you don't get off this phone right now I am going to tell your Mother"
Those were the days when Father had an egg timer by the phone and 3 minutes was the extent of our conversations.
I remember turning the sand filled vessel over before time had elapsed to see if I could talk for longer.
Often if Mother and Father were enjoying a pre dinner cocktail I'd get away with it.
Most of the time though my sister would come by and say in a very loud voice...
Things have really changed.
Have you resisted embracing change
or are you the first on the bandwagon?