“The ramblings and grumblings of author Ad Hudler”

Author Memory: #427F2
Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Remember these things? And the longest one was usually in the kitchen ... so your mom could catch up on all the gossip while cooking dinner.

I recall wrapping and unwrapping myself up in the cord, like a top, as I spent hours talking with friends in the evenings.



Blogger Fran Holliday Sanford said...

Kids have no idea what they are missing! Ours would stretch through the kitchen to the dining room table arm chair with the swinging door closed. How I envied friends who had a "teenager's phone line".

December 1, 2010 at 9:56 AM  
Blogger Tracy Lucas said...

So funny. My kids and I had this very conversation last week.

My favorite snippet came from the incredulous ten-year-old: "What do you MEAN, it had a cord? Like, it was tied to something?"

And stopping to think about it, I couldn't come up with much she'd seen that did, in fact, have a cord. Maybe her hairdryer, but that's the best I could come up with.

I have rarely felt older. Glad someone else fondly remembers the tactile sense of social tangling, too!

December 8, 2010 at 8:49 AM  
Anonymous Currie Alexander Powers said...

My brother used to stretch the phone cord as far as it would go and wedge himself in the broom closet so he could talk to his girlfriend in private. Think he still has the imprint of a mop in his forehead...

December 8, 2010 at 1:03 PM  

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