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Old 08-11-2019, 06:50 AM
 
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It was mounted on the kitchen wall so the chatty housewives could continue to cook their husband’s dinner while they talked to other housewives about the latest soap opera.
LOL! I think whatever works for people and their specific situations is fine as far as cell phones and when they are being used for calling whoever.
The thing I find annoying for lack of a better word is how some people act as if telephones didn't exist before cell phones. No, they weren't as convenient but we all managed to talk to each other pretty much when we wanted to or we made the time on certain days like Sunday to call relatives when they weren't at work. I'm not buying the theory that people are so much busier now than they used to be. Many women in the 70s worked as well as their husbands, raised children, were involved with school activities, church, went to little league games and still managed to talk to their parents on a regular basis.
We had the phone on the kitchen wall at my house growing up. No it wasn't private, but that wasn't such an awful thing either. We couldn't use it very well to hide what we were doing from our parents if they were home. Parents weren't able to hide things so easily from their kids or spouses either

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Old 08-11-2019, 11:22 AM
 
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LOL! I think whatever works for people and their specific situations is fine as far as cell phones and when they are being used for calling whoever.
The thing I find annoying for lack of a better word is how some people act as if telephones didn't exist before cell phones. No, they weren't as convenient but we all managed to talk to each other pretty much when we wanted to or we made the time on certain days like Sunday to call relatives when they weren't at work. I'm not buying the theory that people are so much busier now than they used to be. Many women in the 70s worked as well as their husbands, raised children, were involved with school activities, church, went to little league games and still managed to talk to their parents on a regular basis.
We had the phone on the kitchen wall at my house growing up. No it wasn't private, but that wasn't such an awful thing either. We couldn't use it very well to hide what we were doing from our parents if they were home. Parents weren't able to hide things so easily from their kids or spouses either
Young adults are busy today because they are helicopter parents. I don’t remember my parents having their nose in every single thing I did while I was growing up.
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Old 08-11-2019, 11:27 AM
 
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My daughter and I text several times a week. We both rarely call each other. Usually only in an emergency. If one of us does call the other it will be for something that is too involved to use texting. We both are apprehensive when we see a call coming in from the other because it happens so rarely.
We see each other often so we can catch up on the details then.
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Old 08-11-2019, 12:34 PM
 
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I sincerely think my sons are mutes. Rarely and I mean extremely rare they phone. It's the impersonal text mode for them. It could be the garbage man texting on my kids phone for all I know. I deeply resent "text" as the get out of jail card in this day and age . You had a voice when I gave birth to you...use it.

Not once after my mom passed did I say..sure miss her texting me (although her text snafus were hilarious sometimes!). I always said...sure miss talking with her and sharing some laughs.
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Old 08-11-2019, 12:42 PM
 
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Rarely call them or they call us. Text frequently as it works around everyone’s busy schedule. We also do group texts. Me, wife and both sons.
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Old 08-11-2019, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Carolina Shores NC
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Mostly texts these days from our 31 year old daughter several times a week back and forth. You know what? We’ll take it anyway we can get it
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Old 08-11-2019, 02:29 PM
 
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I agree that a text once in a while is better than nothing, but it doesn't replace hearing a loved one's voice, especially if you don't live close to each other.
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Old 08-11-2019, 03:55 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Ours don’t call at all except rarely. Both will text regularly, and we also see their posts on Facebook. One is 45 minutes away, the other nearly two hours, so we don’t see them as much as we would like, but they have their own lives now and we have ours, there is no need to talk unless there is something interesting going on.
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Old 08-11-2019, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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What really bugs me are the "special" people who use the phone while driving.

I guess those laws were not meant for them.
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Old 08-11-2019, 06:46 PM
 
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What really bugs me are the "special" people who use the phone while driving.

I guess those laws were not meant for them.
Those are usually the same special people that don't think speed limits apply to them either nor parking regulations. They don't bother with silly laws. Those laws are just for the little people,
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