Day 61 - Remember When...


Remember when you used to carry a quarter around in your shoe just in case you needed to make a phone call home? Remember when pay phones used to cost only a quarter? Remember when you used to actually use a pay phone? They are actually kind of hard to find now. With today's technology I rarely see a payphone let alone something using one. Even homeless people these days have cell phones.

By the way, apparently the toy I took a picture of yesterday is called an abacus. Never knew that so thanks everyone for enlightening me. :)  Also, thanks to those who have removed word verification from their blogs. It makes commenting so much easier and quicker.

25 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Those were the days,now long gone.I for one enjoy having the convenience of a cell phone.
Blessings,Ruth

Mari said...

I haven't seen one of these for some time.
I'm so with you on the word verification!

KAREN said...

i had to lol at your comment about the homeless even having cell phones. it's crazy to think that we used to not have them! and yes, i do remember everything about pay phones... the quarter, making collect calls...brings me back! :)

Sandra V. said...

I do remember when a phone call was a quarter. How times have changed. Great shot!

Carrie said...

What is that thing? Just kidding! It is crazy to think of pay phones. We had one at our high school and you were really something if you had someone to call on the pay phone LOL!!

Tracy said...

Oh goodness! The days of pay phones! What a great thing to caputure! My kids have no idea what they are!

Jaime said...

Wow...have not seen one of those in a loooong time!

karren said...

Oh...good grief!! I remember carrying a dime in my shoe! That realy tells my age doesn't it? I do like the phone picture.

Megan said...

I can't remember the last time I used a pay phone!!

Kristin said...

Ohhh, I love your processing on this one! Very cool....in more ways than one. I took your lead and did some train shots today and had a lot of fun wandering around the station and down the tracks. I played and played with my PP but couldn't get anything nearly as dreamy as the effect you used on your railroad crossing picture. Do you remember what you did to it to get that look?

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Has the world become a better place with the mobile phone ? I think I enjoyed both worlds as we have gone through these changes ...

Chelsea said...

Oh my goodness, I lived off a payphone in high school to call my parents to come pick me up after practice! Great find, and such a cool way to show it off!!

Karin said...

Do you remember when you used to be out at dinner with friends and none of you were distracted by text messages, updating Facebook status, and checking the game's score? There are parts of this time that I would really like to return to:)

I really like the composition of this shot, BTW.

Jennifer said...

Remember those days well. Love your photo reminder of them.

Catherine said...

I was surprised to find more pay phones in Toronto than in the entire state of Florida! LOL I do NOT miss the massive amount of germs of pay phones!

tchesney said...

I can't even remember the last time I saw a pay phone...awesome angle!

Aasiya said...

This feels like such an ancient photo. Pay phones....wow!

pcphotoblog said...

Didn't know there were any of those left on earth.

deb duty said...

I haven't seen one of these in quite a while! Thanks for the memory. I must be really old because I remember when they were a dime!

S. Etole said...

Yes, I do remember. We still have one on the edge of our little town.

The Clip Cafe said...

Yes seems so long ago! I heart no verification too :-)

creatingme said...

oh, this post is great!

Lisa said...

Wow, haven't seen one of those in a long time. Cool photo!

BobbieCoughlin said...

A quarter? I age myself, but we kept a dime in our socks! Where would Superman change now?

longneys said...

Oh the good old days before cell phones came along. Nice catch.