I rang my brother yesterday but they weren't home - he just now rang me back. We do need to keep in a *bit* better contact, however there never feels like there's a gap. Speaking of telephones he brought up something I'd never heard before, that in Hampshire when Mummy was carrying me she had some sort of female emergency and sent Steven (6 and a halfish) to a neighbour to have her ring for help. The annecdote was to underline the emergency/important-communication-only aspect of telephone usage for us growing up. After I was born he said he rode to school with Daddy on his motorbike.
Anyway, I explained how stubborn I am to keep staggering on, and Eileen replied that Steven's the same.
Just home when the phone rang, so haven't yet removed my shoes :-D
posted by - 4:32 PM
my parents never chatted on the phone, until they got old and then they'd chat awhile to their brothers and sisters, but only now and then. in my mom's youth, phones were just for emergencies, as are the cell-phones of many of my older friends these days!
I'm not much of a phone person. I'm more the, "Hello? Yes, at 2pm. Bye." kind of person. I USED to be a great letter writer. Which reminds me - since they don't teach writing anymore, only printing, people's brains won't develop the same way since writing is part of that. Maybe that's fine, don't know. Yow - brilliant sun in my eyes.