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Wed Aug 14, 2019, 10:35 AM

"Mom, what's a 'phone booth'?"

My 20 year old granddaughter is doing her mom's astrological chart and wants to know if she (mom) was born at 3 am or 3 pm (it's unclear on her mom's birth certificate). So I get an email from daughter about this. I explain:

"Probably 3 pm. I remember our phone was out in our apt. and I went across the street to a phone booth to call the doctor's office at noontime. My water had broken earlier. Doc's office said go to hospital immediately."

So it occurred to me my granddaughter had no idea what a "phone booth" was. I instructed my daughter to please explain that to her...

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Reply "Mom, what's a 'phone booth'?" (Original post)
CTyankee Aug 14 OP
Midnightwalk Aug 14 #1
CTyankee Aug 14 #2
DonaldsRump Aug 14 #3
CTyankee Aug 14 #4
genxlib Aug 14 #5
CTyankee Aug 14 #6
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Aug 14 #7
MicaelS Aug 14 #8
Ilsa Aug 14 #9
Doreen Aug 14 #10

Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 10:47 AM

1. They had them all over for civil defense

You never knew when there would be an emergency where superman needed a place to change.

They paid for maintenance by putting phones in them and collecting money from people making calls.

The victory on the war on crime eliminated most super villains and rendered them obsolete. They are experiencing a come back since trump became president.

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Response to Midnightwalk (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 10:48 AM

2. Yep. The expression "drop a dime" on someone must now be totally uncomprehensible to kids...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 10:52 AM

3. "You can keep the dime"

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Response to DonaldsRump (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 10:57 AM

4. Poor Jim Croce! I just loved "Time in a Bottle" (didn't everyone?).

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 11:13 AM

5. Just tell them

It's a Tardis without the fancy interior and the space-time travel.

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Response to genxlib (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 11:18 AM

6. I think only my grandson would understand that one...

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 11:43 AM

7. "What does it mean to 'dial a telephone'? What's a dial?"

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Response to LastLiberal in PalmSprings (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 11:51 AM

8. These teenagers sure did not know either.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 12:35 PM

9. "Choke on a car."

How do you get a car in your mouth?

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 12:37 PM

10. I remember having to walk three blocks for a year

to do collect calls to any of my friends and family. That was in either 2003 or 2004. The phone booth is gone now. There were some more about six blocks also. About 4 of them. They are gone also. Time is sometimes weird.

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