Monday, August 31, 2015


 A Curiosity from the Last Century

Most CDP bloggers probably remember using a stand-alone payphone like this sometime  in the last century. But here in Walla Walla, the United States Post Office building still has an operating payphone in the lobby. And when you close the bi-fold door, the light and fan turn on so you can sit on the wooden seat and make your phone call in complete privacy
(I find it curious why anyone would want to make a phone call in privacy?!?)

I would venture to say that most of those of the Greatest Generation (up to 1946) along with Baby Boomers (1946-1964) and Gen X-ers (1965-1984) remember using such a phone, but for most Millennials (1982-2004) and certainly the current Generation Y (with an official name yet to be determined), this may indeed be a curious sight as they may have only seen pay phones in old movies or TV re-runs. 
More's the pity.

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