Saturday, August 22, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
There is a story here ...
Late one night (around midnight) I heard a commotion at the abandoned church across the street. I went outside to listen. What I heard was ... dozens of flip-flops ... running full tilt down the road. Yep, a whole herd of teenagers apparently spooked themselves in the building and were running for their lives. Snicker.
The next morning I saw something on the road leading up to the building. It was a wallet! I picked it up and found it belonged to a 16-year-old high school student from a nearby town. Presumably one of the runners.
I called the police and told them what had happened. Twenty minutes later a deputy showed up and took possession of the wallet. He said he looked forward to locating the owner. I told him he should look for the owner's parents instead ... the deputy snickered and said 'yeah, that's what I meant". Boy would I have liked to have been a fly on the wall listening to that particular conversation!!!
Friday, August 7, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Sunday, August 2, 2009
At 11 PM on May 20, 1961, telephone service in Portland, Oregon changed forever. No longer did a person making a long distance call have to dial the operator, give them the number they were trying to reach, and wait for a connection.
And you gotta love the rotary phones they had!
Some of my early telephone memories involve rotary phones and "party lines". Phone service has come a long way since then!