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madamesilverspurs

(15,792 posts)
19. Yellow Pages
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 01:27 AM
Feb 22

They've pretty much disappeared already. Too bad, it was so easy to find what you were looking for, and it even worked when the power went out. Also served as a handy booster seat for little ones, can't do that with google...



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Telephone land lines. My sisters still have them Deuxcents Feb 21 #1
Agree with you. I don't know anyone who has one. Ty, Deuxcents. debm55 Feb 21 #2
I have a landline. tblue37 Feb 21 #4
Sorry, I mean they are slowly disappearing as boomers still use the landline. Will the younger generations use them? I debm55 Feb 21 #8
Same here. n/t Different Drummer Feb 22 #25
I have a landline and so does my best friend. Diamond_Dog Feb 22 #34
We Still Have Our Landline ProfessorGAC Feb 22 #163
Sorry, I know a couple of people that have one. debm55 Feb 22 #59
Me too-- if anything goes wrong with the cell towers, you'd be up a creek ailsagirl Feb 23 #224
Phone books enid602 Feb 22 #32
Both gone, never to return. debm55 Feb 22 #60
You know me. 😥 rsdsharp Feb 22 #129
I am sorry, rsdsharp. Please don't cry. I have a iphone and use it like a landline. HAHAHAHa debm55 Feb 22 #145
You know me, deb! I have a landline! TygrBright Feb 22 #152
Sorry, TygrBright, I am so sorry that I skipped you. debm55 Feb 22 #155
Yes, I think residential land lines will go the way of the buttonhook. Ocelot II Feb 21 #3
Cell coverage is not available everywhere Easterncedar Feb 22 #13
Yet. Landlines won't go away where there's no cell coverage, Ocelot II Feb 22 #16
I have one. Srkdqltr Feb 22 #35
i do. i dont trust cell phones to do everything. case in point . i have a certain number that i cant AllaN01Bear Feb 22 #39
That's true. Ty AllaN01Bear. debm55 Feb 22 #61
I have a landline. In rural America, land lines are a necessity still ms liberty Feb 22 #66
When I was growing up, rural landlines were party lines. Ilsa Feb 23 #176
I've had a cell phone since '00 but keep a landline because... brush Feb 22 #72
Rolodexes and VCRs/ Alpeduez21 Feb 22 #105
TY Alpeduez21, I agree with you. debm55 Feb 22 #127
There's at least one big reason to keep your land line: snot Feb 23 #185
If I were younger, I'd be hitting the estate sales. snot Feb 23 #186
Cable tv jimfields33 Feb 21 #5
jimfields33, why? Just asking. debm55 Feb 21 #6
The cut the cord has been going on for years. jimfields33 Feb 22 #12
Ty, that's sad. debm55 Feb 22 #63
comcast priced me out of the market years ago. watching on tubi and other free sites . AllaN01Bear Feb 22 #40
So true. I'm barely hanging on jimfields33 Feb 22 #100
Ty Allan01Bear. Yes, we have cutting back on the services--Netfix and Prime only. debm55 Feb 22 #126
I still have cable but trying to figure what streaming service to get. brush Feb 22 #77
China MOMFUDSKI Feb 21 #7
Yes, I have this Royal Dalton china that I bought for using at special occasions . Thing is , you can't use in the debm55 Feb 21 #10
Too bad you bought a china with the gold trim. PoindexterOglethorpe Feb 22 #48
I have the rose pattern, I used once. simply decoration know. debm55 Feb 22 #64
Not true! Bayard Feb 22 #51
HAHAHAHAHAHA. So true, Bayard. There is all kinds of junk on our Dining Room table. debm55 Feb 22 #65
Dining rooms go in and out of vogue Metaphorical Feb 22 #97
TY Metaphorical , We have a Dining Room and a built a grand room on the back of our kitchen. Knocked out kitchen wall to debm55 Feb 22 #130
Why No.Dishwasher With Gold Rim? ProfessorGAC Feb 22 #165
It is real gold and it will chip in the dishwasher. It took me many years to get my complete set as they are expensive. debm55 Feb 22 #166
Never Would Have Guessed That ProfessorGAC Feb 22 #167
A newspaper delivered to your front door 7 days a week BOSSHOG Feb 21 #9
We have no newspapers around here, All news is on line. Speaking of which, the need to set up appointments using a debm55 Feb 21 #11
Yes! Conjuay Feb 22 #24
u used to be able to dial 0 but that has been locked out for a long time . AllaN01Bear Feb 22 #41
True. TY debm55 Feb 22 #69
Also calling to get the time. That was years ago though, don't know if it still exists. brush Feb 22 #85
not any more. AllaN01Bear Feb 22 #96
i found this ,,, AllaN01Bear Feb 22 #98
Didn' tknow you could do that. TY debm55 Feb 22 #133
I always say, I want to talk to someone. do it repeatedly. I eventually get someone. debm55 Feb 22 #67
Sadly true. I still get two physical newspapers Easterncedar Feb 22 #14
Eastercedar, loved reading my paper with a cup of tea in the morning. There are no papers from Pittsburgh or my local debm55 Feb 22 #71
That is such a loss. Easterncedar Feb 22 #73
National and state news was in Pittsburgh's Post Gazette. Local paper disapeared about ten years ago. I hate to say it debm55 Feb 22 #146
Yep, I worked in the newspaper industry for years and was a newspaper junkie... brush Feb 22 #80
Glad you have a land line, I use my iphone like a land line---just answer and receive calls. Nothing fancy for me. debm55 Feb 22 #170
Our land line BOSSHOG Feb 22 #172
Land line required rockbluff botanist Feb 22 #15
hear hear. AllaN01Bear Feb 22 #42
Thank you rickbkluff botanist, Sorry about the situation. debm55 Feb 22 #68
Sterling Silverware and GP6971 Feb 22 #17
TY GP6971 , I have Depression glass from my late MIL house. debm55 Feb 22 #74
Wrist watches lpbk2713 Feb 22 #18
I would like to compliment you on your uplifting last paragraph. Niagara Feb 22 #22
Thank you Niagara. It was a nice statement to make. debm55 Feb 22 #147
It sure was, Debbie! Niagara Feb 22 #162
Thank you ipbk2713 debm55 Feb 22 #75
My 18 year old son is a wristwatch fanatic. MontanaMama Feb 22 #128
I believe there are enough wristwatch enthusiasts in the world that will keep wristwatches around for hundreds beaglelover Feb 22 #139
Everywhere that I travel with my kiddo MontanaMama Feb 23 #183
I'm sure he will own one. It's great to have goals and finally achieve them! Even if it is a watch. beaglelover Feb 23 #206
I didn't know any of that! MontanaMama Feb 23 #208
Yes, I believe they are. Truth be told, I do believe Rolex sells new watches to some watch resellers who beaglelover Feb 23 #219
Wow, MontanaMama that is great. Thank you. debm55 Feb 22 #148
TY Ipbk2713 I appreciate it debm55 Feb 22 #134
Interesting..I just started wearing a wrist watch whathehell Feb 23 #184
Yellow Pages madamesilverspurs Feb 22 #19
They still deliver Yellow Pages to my house. Jeebo Feb 22 #45
Agree with you. I don't get them anymore. It didn't help that they threw them on the ground next to the mailbox in the debm55 Feb 22 #149
The peace sign or symbol. Prairie_Seagull Feb 22 #20
Agree, It used to be on everything. debm55 Feb 22 #150
Desktop Computers, CD Players, Standard Transmissions maxrandb Feb 22 #21
I will never give up on manual transmissions. I sinkingfeeling Feb 22 #29
I bought my daughters manual shift cars Bobstandard Feb 22 #37
I likewise hate automatics. PoindexterOglethorpe Feb 22 #50
All EV will have automatic transmissions MichMan Feb 22 #106
Our sons both learned to drive on standard transmission cars. mama Feb 22 #62
Always used to have cars/trucks with manual transmissions maxrandb Feb 22 #102
Ever hear the old joke Diamond_Dog Feb 23 #177
I never drove a Standard transmission. My dad tried tp teach me on his VW but I counldn't get the hang of it. debm55 Feb 22 #151
I learned to drive in my dad's VW bug. Manual transmission and no gas gauge... Deuxcents Feb 23 #188
I enjoyed the VW bug but just could not get the manual steps together, I always wondered if the VW debm55 Feb 23 #194
Never khew that . TY Deuxcents. debm55 Feb 23 #195
We Had That VW RobinA Feb 23 #210
I'm sure there will STILL be desktops, especially for gaming. sakabatou Feb 22 #156
CD players paper checks, and possibly movie theaters. Niagara Feb 22 #23
The calendars that are on my check register go up to 2007. I still have checks that came with it. rzemanfl Feb 22 #30
Ha! You have me beat by a few years, rzemanfl. Niagara Feb 22 #53
I used to write a rent check every month, but don't have to do that anymore. rzemanfl Feb 22 #70
Do you miss writing check at all? Niagara Feb 22 #116
Too cold this winter. rzemanfl Feb 22 #118
Understandable. Niagara Feb 22 #124
i have several transactions that require checks . the only entites that i want looking in my bank account are AllaN01Bear Feb 22 #43
That's interesting to hear, AllaN. Niagara Feb 22 #55
Ty Niagara, I agree to all in your post. They will be gone. debm55 Feb 22 #154
White Zinfandel DBoon Feb 22 #26
I liked White Zinfandel, but I am a Boomer. debm55 Feb 22 #158
Shaving mug, soap, and brush. Also the rack that holds the brush. rzemanfl Feb 22 #27
first they were there . then they dissapeared , shaving mugs and shaving brushes . now u seeum AllaN01Bear Feb 22 #44
Is that from memory? Or is that your poetry? I used to love those signs. rzemanfl Feb 22 #109
from memory and i found a museum web site long ago that featured them AllaN01Bear Feb 22 #110
Cool. n/t rzemanfl Feb 22 #111
Wasn't that BurmaShave? rsdsharp Feb 22 #131
I only shave this way Alpeduez21 Feb 22 #104
I am too lazy most of the time. Good 4U. rzemanfl Feb 22 #108
I like Thomas Kincade's drawings of San Francisco CountAllVotes Feb 22 #28
TY CountAllVotes. but people wanted a scene that showed "serenity and tranquilty" if not geographic correct . So he sold debm55 Feb 22 #159
I am quite aware of his story CountAllVotes Feb 22 #174
Thank you CountAll Votes debm55 Feb 23 #175
Here's one, almost gone today: scrapbooks. sinkingfeeling Feb 22 #31
Yes, I had craft stores near me that had a whole section of their store devoted to scrapbook---papers, stamps. albums, debm55 Feb 22 #125
Jobs where you actually do work.... getagrip_already Feb 22 #33
Nurses Jilly_in_VA Feb 22 #57
True, but AI will certainly change their jobs considerably getagrip_already Feb 22 #76
I disagree about the nurses. Mr.Bill Feb 22 #101
Too true.... getagrip_already Feb 22 #119
Ty getagrip _already My husband was promoted to pencil pusher. He loved going into the mines to inspect and testing debm55 Feb 22 #117
Clock Radios...Had a lot of them throughout 60s, 70s... Jrose Feb 22 #36
Ty Jrose, I just remembered that from reading your post, Ours was always in the kitchen, debm55 Feb 22 #94
Social Security Bobstandard Feb 22 #38
id love to see mex take back tex. AllaN01Bear Feb 22 #46
Ty AllaN01Bear. debm55 Feb 22 #84
That's a good one. Hear, hear. brush Feb 22 #95
TY, Bobstandard . I worry about that sometimes. Had to call the SS department , not local, I think it was in DC. I put debm55 Feb 22 #91
If republicans try to kill Social Security they'll never win elections. brush Feb 22 #93
Thank you brush. debm55 Feb 22 #115
Retrotechnology. Jeebo Feb 22 #47
TY Jeebo, debm55 Feb 22 #82
Corded power tools and gas lawn mowers. OAITW r.2.0 Feb 22 #49
TY OAUTW r.2.0. I looked into buying an electric lawnmower and they were expensive. Power tools, when I need one debm55 Feb 22 #81
They will be getting cheaper as the market grows. OAITW r.2.0 Feb 22 #90
we have had an electric lawnmower for over 20 years. Love them! yellowdogintexas Feb 23 #187
Ty yellowdogintaxas. I remember the push rotary blades ones. It was so hard to cut the grass with it.. debm55 Feb 23 #214
Encyclopedias, large vacuum cleaners (nta0 Jamesm9164 Feb 22 #52
TY Jamesm9164, I just gave my large upright to a neighbor that wanted one and the bags that go inside, debm55 Feb 22 #79
Now I feel old! Bayard Feb 22 #54
I still use my desktop computer a lot CountAllVotes Feb 22 #56
TY CountAllVotes. I have a desk top computer too. debm55 Feb 22 #58
i use my laptop as a desktop., mainly use cellphone as a sos device when out in the field to call ambulance AllaN01Bear Feb 22 #86
TY AllaN01Bear, I have to admit I don't always take my cell phone on walks with Dolly dog. I have fallen numerous times debm55 Feb 22 #121
Desktops will always be around for people who work in graphic arts... brush Feb 22 #99
Ty you Bayard and I still use a desk top too for the same reason. debm55 Feb 22 #78
Rotary phones are still abundant. Basic LA Feb 22 #83
Ty Basic LA , I am sorry for that. You would think that Vets deserve better services. debm55 Feb 22 #87
Electronic calculator. malthaussen Feb 22 #88
Ty malthaussen. I remember the high cost. Now you can get them at the Dollar Store for a buck. debm55 Feb 22 #89
I still have my TI-30 ... somewhere. lpbk2713 Feb 22 #92
TY, I had to throw some items away because the batteries corroded the items. debm55 Feb 22 #112
I still have a slide rule ThoughtCriminal Feb 22 #144
OMG. I had a terrible time in HS Chemistry because I could not get used to using it. TY ThoughtCriminal debm55 Feb 22 #161
Crockpots, pressure cookers DBoon Feb 22 #103
Crockpots---I still have one, LOL Never had a pressure cooker -knew folks that had the top blow off. TY DBoon debm55 Feb 22 #114
Instant Pots are actually pressure cookers. My mom had a small stovetop one yellowdogintexas Feb 23 #190
I have never used a pressure cooker. My father canned various fruit and vegies and made his own ketchup. He used a debm55 Feb 23 #203
they can be pretty scary but I got the hang of it pretty quickly. yellowdogintexas Feb 26 #233
Thank you debm55 Feb 26 #234
No Instapots are computers attached to a pressure cooker DBoon Feb 28 #235
TY DBoon. debm55 Feb 28 #236
Yes get the red out Feb 22 #135
In WI during late 70's there was home parties for Home Interiors. LakeArenal Feb 22 #107
HAHAHAHHAHHAHA and the paintings on velvet. I have heard of Home Interiors. We had the paintings of a Farm House debm55 Feb 22 #113
Paper Road Maps JoseBalow Feb 22 #120
JoseBalow--TY, I could never get them folded up correctly after using. debm55 Feb 22 #123
I stopped trying years ago! JoseBalow Feb 22 #137
HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH debm55 Feb 22 #143
You mean I should throw out my road atlas! WestMichRad Feb 22 #157
No way! I always keep maps in my glove box JoseBalow Feb 22 #168
TY JoseBalow, That is funny. debm55 Feb 22 #169
Tupperware and Tupperware parties. Avon and Avon parties. Even if you didn't like anything, you were more or less debm55 Feb 22 #122
Tupperware is still around, although their marketing is different now. yellowdogintexas Feb 23 #189
Thank you yellowdogintexas for the information. It was very interesting. debm55 Feb 23 #211
I was born in 1945 soldierant Feb 22 #132
Yes. People looked at his art as an investment. When he started, he was more a modernist painter and was told to switch debm55 Feb 22 #142
YVW. soldierant Feb 22 #171
Thank you. Ramble on all you want. One of my degrees is in Art Ed K-12. When I looked at his paintings and thought to debm55 Feb 22 #173
You were very perceptive to see through the facade so fast. soldierant Feb 24 #232
Mayo get the red out Feb 22 #136
That is just blasphemy! OldBaldy1701E Feb 22 #138
BS OldBaldy1701E, Get ready for the Whippers"s Invasion debm55 Feb 22 #140
I suppose you're a Dukey? debm55 Feb 22 #141
I don't know what you mean? get the red out Feb 23 #209
Duke's Mayo. We had a thread here on Duke;s vs Miracle Whip, They were the Duky's vs the Whippers. Sorry if I confused debm55 Feb 23 #215
Cheap get the red out Feb 23 #222
Ty get the red out , But those are fighten words. debm55 Feb 23 #223
I liked the Kroger brand. OldBaldy1701E Feb 23 #229
a drum set DBoon Feb 22 #153
HAHAHAHA Ty DBoon. Do you play the drums? debm55 Feb 22 #160
no, have tried to learn guitar DBoon Feb 23 #180
Hummels debm55 Feb 22 #164
I have a set of Mikasa China with the gold rim. It is beautiful Diamond_Dog Feb 23 #178
Thank you Diamond_Dog I remember all of those things. I spoon sets from every state you visited. You have a very debm55 Feb 23 #196
a leather bound organizer DBoon Feb 23 #179
Yes, DBoon, I remember them. Didn't have to search all over the house for papers. TY debm55 Feb 23 #202
Formal living rooms. Ilsa Feb 23 #181
Did you get one without a formal dining room? Thank You lisa. debm55 Feb 23 #201
I bought a house without the formal living room, but Ilsa Feb 23 #220
TY Ilsa. Sounds like what you wanted and liked in a home. debm55 Feb 23 #221
a paper draft card you had to carry with you at all times DBoon Feb 23 #182
TY DBoon, My husband still has his. I don't know why. debm55 Feb 23 #200
transistor radios!!! In the early 60s you were nobody if you did not have yellowdogintexas Feb 23 #191
TY yellowdogintexas. everyone had a transistor radio. You could play what you wanted when you were away from the house. debm55 Feb 23 #199
How about real radio stations? bedazzled Feb 29 #237
78's 45's LP'S Tire tubes ..and their patch kits NowsTheTime Feb 23 #192
Thank you NowsTheTime,, I agree with you choices. But then we would need somethink to play them on. debm55 Feb 23 #198
I still have a land line but no phone connected to it. It is my internet provider, and a sloooooow one at that. Chainfire Feb 23 #193
My Interne provider is very slow too. I don't have a land line but I use my phone as a land line.phone.Don't use any of debm55 Feb 23 #197
Vent windows, 8 track players, pagers, recapped tires, cigarette dispensing machines. Chainfire Feb 23 #207
Answering machines.... Hope22 Feb 23 #204
We used to have one. I haven't seen any for a long time. but there still might be some out there. debm55 Feb 23 #205
My auntie still uses one bedazzled Feb 29 #238
Wait...What? RobinA Feb 23 #212
The physical machine..... Hope22 Feb 23 #213
They live it on the cell phone. but the old answering machine, I haven;t seen in a long time. I had one. Ty RobinA debm55 Feb 23 #217
Journalism Wicked Blue Feb 23 #216
TY Wicked Blue, We have no newspapers in my section of Pittsburgh-local or city based.. It's a shame. debm55 Feb 23 #218
The pitiful huge-eyed cat paintings by "Cinq" justaprogressive Feb 23 #225
Oh, I remember those. I felt sorry for them. thank you, justaprogressive. debm55 Feb 23 #227
Real silver platters and bowls kimbutgar Feb 23 #226
Thank you kimbutgar for the post but for the work you do for seniors in your area. debm55 Feb 23 #228
Geese GAJMac Feb 23 #230
I remember those.Thank you GAJMac debm55 Feb 23 #231
Cameras. Especially if they use film. JustABozoOnThisBus Feb 29 #239
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