Thursday, August 7, 2008

Thrift-store telephone

This telephone announced its presence in our house with a bright, merry ring. "Dad, it's your phone," said Ben. Our cell has an old phone ringtone, but this ring wasn't the cell's. Surprise! Thanks, Rachel and Ben! [Photograph by Ben Leddy.]

comments: 3

gelci72 said...

This is identical to the phone I grew up on! I even remember our old phone numbers. Isn't it funny how some things from the remote past can stay with us?

Jason said...

When I lived in Stevenson Hall, we rigged a second phone line in the suite area, and had a tan version of this phone out there. It was great -- you could hear it ring up and down the hall of the entire floor.

Michael Leddy said...

It only now occurs to me that the volume is practical — when people had just one phone in the house, the ring had to carry everywhere.