Saturday, September 25, 2010

IF - old-fashioned


My Mom still has a corded phone in her kitchen. The same phone I remember using as a teenager, unwrapping and stretching the cord as far as it wold go, until it reached the pantry. And that is where I had my most intimate teenage conversations, away from the prying ears of my parents and siblings.

Not only is this type of phone now considered old-fashioned, long intimate phone calls seem to be out of style as well. A teenager today would rather text than talk. No need to hide in the pantry anymore.

13 comments:

justdoodleit said...

I like the metallic tring tring tone of this old phone as opposed to the digital ringtones!

JJ said...

..and the solid weight of the handset! You have such beautiful illustrations :)

Pat said...

I can totally relate to this. How times have changed...

Vicki Smith said...

So very true. Thanks for reminding of those great old phones!

Kristin Dudish said...

Hee hee... Call me old fashioned - I have a corded phone in my kitchen too!

Shirley said...

Ahhh, the private pantry phone calls..all of those good memories, Nina! Such a great trip down memory lane..and a wonderful wonderful illustration in honor of the good ol' times. I'm sure as you were working on this you were reflecting on some of the great private calls right?! Hope so!

Thank you for your kind words - it means a lot coming from an expert vector gal as you!! : )

psychopooch said...

Nice and simple for the topic. I like.

Tamara Henderson said...

Great phone! Your story gave me a good laugh because I remember my teenage days spending hours on the phone lol.

nancy said...

Love the chunkiness and cleanliness of the phone! All my phones are still corded... but it's true that I never ever use them anymore! :D

Jack Foster said...

Cool design and great take Nina!!

Lesley Grainger said...

I miss those phones!

Ellen Byrne said...

Simple and effective - like all your work! I love it!

Novell said...

We used to have a phone booth in our house. That's where we had all our "private" conversations, LOL!