July 6, 2009

New Fangled

My Grandmother lived about fifty miles away from us. One year she had surgery on her arthritic knees and used a walker while recuperating after the surgery.

My mother bought her a cordless phone so she would be able to keep the phone with her to answer calls without having her get up. Cordless phones were a kind of new fangled convenience at the time.

One day grandmother called and she and mom talked for quite a while.

“Well mother, we’d better hang up since we’re talking on your nickel.”
“Oh that’s OK Joyce, I’m using the cordless phone.”

1 comment:

  1. :) I wonder sometimes what my grandmother would think if she came to our house today (I was very close to her, and she passed away 23 years ago). She wouldn't recognize many things in the house or know what to do with them - especially related to computers. The world is changing fast.