I know that a lot of people have gotten rid of their land lines, but i cant imagine doing that. I love the weight of the old phones and the jangling rings. What about you? Does the idea of an old phone make you think this:
Or do you think of this? Especially if you ever had to get along on a party line!
I have this solid 1970s phone in classic beige in my Etsy shop. Even though there's no call to use the phone like there used to be (remember all those hours on the phone in your teen years? I never see my kids on the phone...and it's weird!), I love my telephones. I love the weight of them, the jangling rings of them. I know a lot of folks are getting rid of their land lines, but I just can't imagine it. I will soldier on, and pretend that I look like Ida Lupino:
which I don't... But I can dream! And on a completely unrelated note, if you want to see some great World War II-era photos like this one of Ms. Lupino, check out this Atlantic article here. Don't miss photo 19, where Veronica Lake uses her famous hair to show women the importance of the head scarf! Lest you think the era was all about women looking pretty and men being brave soldiers, these photos will change your mind.
If you love the photos, why don't you pick up the phone and tell someone else about them? Happy chatting!