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Phone Home

 

A reminder to those of us who won't be home for the American Thanksgiving tomorrow!

(It still remains the hardest time for me to be away from my family.)

 

 

 

Phone Home

 

A reminder to those of us who won't be home for the American Thanksgiving tomorrow!

(It still remains the hardest time for me to be away from my family.)

 

 

 

comments (30)

Blessings to you Ginnie! I'm sure you'll take the time to phone home.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Jacquelyn. My daughter is in California right now (9 hours behind me), so she is planning to call me when she's up and at it. That will help! smile
i love it Ginnie... i'm sure that you will be calling Atlanta over the weekend...
or is it Skype these days...
we've come a long way from this wall phone...

our number back then was Osbourne 44456

....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Both of my kids are at different places than home this holiday, Peter, so I will be dependent on them calling/Skyping me. One or the other. But yes, we've come a long way, Baby.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 25 Nov 2015, 04:13
I really like that wooden handle, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I like just about anything made of wood, Ray! smile
  • Martine
  • France
  • 25 Nov 2015, 04:44
Joli téléphone qui nous ramène bien en arrière.
Ginnie Hart: Waaaaaay back, Martine. Those were the days. smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 25 Nov 2015, 04:56
I know this is the hardest day to be away from your family. I am glad that we make a tradition and I take the Friday off after Thanksgiving and we go away for the weekend. Have our own Thanksgiving. I know it is not the same but at least it is a special weekend.
Great picture. To me the phone is like a surprised face, with those big eyes......
Ginnie Hart: I am learning to love the Thanksgiving holiday again because of these special trips, MLMA. I have a feeling many of my American friends would rather be here with me! smile Thank you for "feeling" this with me and making this a special time of the year. We'll have a great time in Koblenz!
A wonderful photo- and reminder!
Giving thanks for you... from New Mexico this year! smile
Ginnie Hart: It still amazes me that more people go home on THIS holiday than on Christmas, Elizabeth. I think that says a lot! It looks like both of us will be traveling with our sweeties this time...you in New Mexico and we in Koblenz, Germany. Happy trails. smile
This old phone is a gem Ginnie!
Happy Thanksgiving to you for tomorrow.
Ginnie Hart: I love the old wooden phones, Richard. Real antiques! Thank you.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 25 Nov 2015, 06:09
Happy Thanksgiving to you anyway, tho i know that you give thanks every day smile

I love that old phone, is it in your house?
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Elaine, and thank you. I DO give thanks every day. But I also miss that big turkey meal that happens only once every year with family all around the table. I LOVE that tradition. They don't have turkeys like that here in the Netherlands. HA!

I used to have a bigger old phone in my past life...the bigger wood cabinet with door that opens for storing things. I hated getting rid of that. But this one was at a museum in Williamson, GA, when we were home in October.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 25 Nov 2015, 06:22
A fine looking implement
Ginnie Hart: Actually, Chris, it really is...or was. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 25 Nov 2015, 06:25
a very old phone - quite older than me - enjoy your own thanksgiving in Koblenz- it is a wonderful town and area!
Ginnie Hart: You know I love these old, antique pieces, Philine. I used to have an even bigger one than this with a cabinet door for storing things. Too bad I couldn't/didn't bring it with me to Dutchland. And yes, we will have a wonderful time in Koblenz!
  • Lisl
  • Batheaston, Bath
  • 25 Nov 2015, 06:46
It's hard to be away from family at any time, but good that you can be in touch easily; and you have the weekend off with Astrid to look forward to
Ginnie Hart: Thank god for the phones and Skype/FaceTime, Lisl! Yes. And now with our new tradition, traveling to somewhere special over this particular weekend, I do feel much better. Always something to look forward to.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Nov 2015, 07:56
"Phone home GH"! I'm sure in its time this was cutting eddge technology in its time. The tactile feeling of the handset is much nice than a bit of glass and metal of today's phone. I've been in the US on Thanksgiving; it's a veryodd feeling with almost everything shut down. I was the owner person in the restaurant (welll.. Denny's!)
Ginnie Hart: It's strange to me how Thanksgiving really IS the one holiday when people take it seriously...to be home with those that count! When you grow up with it, it feels very weird to not celebrate it.
  • Aged
  • Belgium
  • 25 Nov 2015, 08:13
Ginnie, great photo!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Roland.
  • jpla.
  • Anjou
  • 25 Nov 2015, 08:39
Excellent
JP
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, JP.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 25 Nov 2015, 09:26
Very interesting how you created a connection between an old phone and Thanksgiving. But don't use one. The lack of wiring tells me, it is not connected.
Ginnie Hart: HA! It's definitely not connected, Louis. (sigh)
  • Pat
  • France
  • 25 Nov 2015, 09:48
A beautiful antique phone !! Now with the laptop, it's more efficient and fast!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family for tomorrow
Ginnie Hart: That was then, this is now. (sigh) I suppose we don't want to go backwards in time?! smile Thank you, Pat.
Cook a turkey dinner and give all your joy and thanks to your family in Holland.
Ginnie Hart: It"s basically impossible to find a turkey here, Mary, let alone any restaurants that cater to Americans for this holiday. It's quite a lack, if you want to know the truth. But Astrid and I will drive to Germany to make up for the loss.
Wow, that is something Ginnie, your words. Of course, Thanksgiving means absolutely nothing to us over here, so it is fascinating to learn how important it is for you. I suppose it would be like going somewhere with no Christmas Day.
Ginnie Hart: Most people have no clue how important Thanksgiving is to Americans, Chad...even more so than Christmas. It's all about family, good food...and football, of course. smile
superbe "antiquité"! amitiés
Ginnie Hart: I'm a huge fan of antiques, JP. smile
A telephone with character Ginnie. Happy Thanksgiving and i expect you will be with your family in spirit and internet
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Janet. I've been thinking of them all week!
I think this is a lovely old bit of kit, where's its screen? Like Chad I've often wondered about your Thanksgiving day, it has recently come up in a novel I'm reading at the moment, we don't have anything like that in the U.K.
Ginnie Hart: Those old-fangled things take the cake, Brian, don't they. For me, there's nothing like Thanksgiving here in the Netherlands, so I miss it all that much more from America. The emphasis is on family getting around the table for a feast of turkey and fixin's...usually followed by football. My alma mater, MICHIGAN, plays our nemesis, Ohio State, the Saturday after Thanksgiving every year. It's a BIG weekend!
Happy thanksgiving, Ginnie and Astrid... do they eat turkey in Holland?
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Larry...and NO! I can't even go to a restaurant and get the traditional Thanksgiving meal, catering to Americans. (sigh)
It is a strong desire for our american cousins to be with their families on this day.....I've seen Trains, planes and automobiles grin
Ginnie Hart: Oh, yes, Bill. You know, then! smile
All this wood makes this a really classy phone, what an event it must have been to receive a call on it.
Ginnie Hart: I love these antique contraptions, Martin. That was the day, wasn´t it!
Phone Home...how absolutely PERFECT!! LOVE!
Ginnie Hart: It seemed to be the appropriate time to show this one, Robin. Thanks. smile
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 26 Nov 2015, 15:52
What a wonderful contraption, so much more character than today's phones smile, but I suppose it is missing some of the benefits of modern day life.

Hope you both have a lovely Thanksgiving.
Ginnie Hart: Some things seem better the old/fashioned way, don´t they, Anne. Well, in some ways Yes. In other ways, No. Maybe that´s their charm?
does it work, Ginnie? a great photo moment. and i agree about it being hard when away from family.
Ginnie Hart: I doubt if it works right now, Ayush, because I don´t see any wiring to the headphone. However, I´m sure someone could get it to work if they tried. smile
  • Beth
  • United States
  • 27 Nov 2015, 13:22
Wonderful picture- I love the simplicity and message.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Beth.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 29 Nov 2015, 20:57
A fascinating piece of equipment. I have not see a phone like this before.
Ginnie Hart: I remember many that were bigger than this, Cherry. In fact, I had an old-timey one that had a cabinet door under it for keys and what-not. So fun. smile
  • Hollie
  • United States
  • 29 Nov 2015, 23:36
Great image for thanksgiving. We are so lucky to have the internet now to keep in touch with our far away loved ones.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Hollie, and isn't that the truth!!!

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