Thursday, January 24, 2008

A bank of pay phones, an alternative mode of communication

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Just after midnight Friday, on the wall outside a gate at PDX, I found these. I consider them relics, well-maintained, but relics nevertheless. Mostly I was so glad to have something to photograph while I waited for Howard's plane.

Mama felt a little more normal part of today. She got several birthday cards; the kids gave her a pretty balloon, and we all visited. Marsha from my work came to see her, too. She walked several blocks to do that, and it's mighty cold outside. Wasn't that sweet?

Thursday when we know something about Mama's procedure, I'm so thankful that I won't have to call everyone who cares about her on a pay phone. Whew! I think I'm sort of tired now. Can you imagine how exhausted I'd be if I had to make hundreds of phone calls? I can, and it's not a pretty picture. I am so thankful for the Internet, Gmail, and all of y'all!

8 comments:

Kerri said...

I'll be anxiously awaiting the news of Mama!! Please take care of yourself too!

PS - Very sweet of your co-worker to come and support you and Mama!!

dot said...

Nice picture Lynette! These things are certainly hard to find now days. We have become dependant on cell phone.
Will be thinking of Mama today and praying for her.

Andrea said...

There are not as many pay phones in our area now that cell phones are so popular. Everywhere I go I see someone talking on the cell phone.

I am still praying for Mama. Hope everything is going well for her.

Olivier said...

c'est une belle photo, très graphique. Donne le bonjour a ta maman

It is a beautiful picture, very graphic. Gives a good morning your mom

Max-e said...

Hi Lynette,
Must be worrying about your mama. I hope and pray that she will have an easy operation and a speedy recovery.
all the best to you all
Max

AVCR8TEUR said...

Is it Mama's birthday? Happy Birthday! You guys can celebrate when she recovers fully.

Thank goodness for the internet! I hardly see people use pay phones anymore. Those banks of pay phones in your photo should be replaced with internet jacks!

WendyB said...

You must remember the movie Airplane...when all the reporters run into a bank of pay phones and fall over?

Thiên said...

They are getting harder and harder to find around here.

I'll keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.