Here’s an antique rotary telephone just waiting for your call. What are you waiting for?
- I miss our conversations.
- E.T. phone home.
- I love it when you call me Baby.
- Why did you make me wait for a call you knew you were never going to make?
- It’s been ages since we talked. Give me a call.
- I just want to tell you I’m thinking of you.
- You lost your phone again?
- Well butter my butt and call me a biscuit!
- I meant to call sooner, but I’ve been busy as a moth in a mitten.
- Ring ring. I race for it. Is it you?
- If the telephone doesn’t ring, it’s me.
- Talking to you makes my day.
- I’m calling to invite you to dinner.
- Call me before bed.
I imagine you have been abducted by little green aliens or kidnapped by masked villains who want ransom from your parents. I imagine you are desperate to see me, to reach out to me, to call me but you simply cannot because of circumstances beyond your control. I transfer my pity to you. Poor darling, he wants to talk to me so badly but he just can’t. ~Gaby Dunn
Notes for Baby Boomers:
If you’ve grown up with smart phones, you’ve probably never carried around a personal phone book to keep track of your contacts. You’ve probably never gotten your hair tangled in a coiled phone cord while holding the receiver with your shoulder, nor have you dialed 411 for directory assistance. Party lines were very common in the 50’s, especially in rural areas and during the war years when copper wire was in short supply.
There was no privacy on a party line; if you were conversing with a friend, anyone on your line could pick up their telephone and listen in. Also, if anyone on your line was using their phone, no one else could make a call—even in an emergency situation.
This is a card for a friend or relative you miss, that special person you’ve been meaning to call.
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