100 Days to Go, I Can’t Believe It!

100 Days to GoThis is it, the homestretch.  I’ve blogged for 265 days.  There are days when I’ve posted more than once because I got into the Weekly Photo Challenge; and have enjoyed adding to my repertoire. I’ll admit it hasn’t been easy–and I’ve surprised myself.  Maximizing the writing prompts that are offered every day by Word Press has helped immensely; and I get excited when I hit the “publish” button and there are no errors.  The process of writing every day has made me a better writer at work, too.

Ideas for what to do next are swimming around my brain every day, so I’m trying to focus on completing this project before I put pen to paper for the next.  Today, I’ll focus again on the writing prompt:

rotary phoneOf all the technologies that have gone extinct in your lifetime, which one do you miss the most?

Here it is, the rotary phone.  Since it’s replacement by touch-tone phones, the cell phone, the tablet, Skype, or Facetime, which all were meant to keep us in touch with each other “better”;  I find I actually don’t necessarily pick up the phone very often any more.  I’ve relied on email and Facebook messaging for even some of my most important communications with friends and family.

When I was a teenager, I’m sure I the dialed my best friend’s phone number a million times.  So much so, that when I got to my current job and was assigned an extension, I was shocked that it was the last four digits of that very number I’d dialed so many times!

The rotary phone brings back memories for me of long talks with family and friends, particularly when I lived far away from home.  Today I’d like to thank these folks for spending time talking with me in good times and bad, to share tears and laughs:  Lynne, Tari, Deb, Sue, Jen, David, Al, Libby, Judy, Nancy, and Andrea.

Going Obsolete:

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