Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Grandma Eva's Phone

This is my grandmother Eva's telephone. The phone sat on her desk in the hallway between the kitchen and living room. Her phone number was Dickens 35-123.

I remember one afternoon toward the end of her life. I listened while she dialed the Orpheum Theatre and asked for assistance when her car pulled up in front of the theatre in 15 minutes. I was driving her to see "Love Story". I knew there would be a long line, but grandma was way ahead of me--she had it all figured out.

Sure enough when we arrived at the theatre the usher walked up to my car, opened the door, and escorted grandma to her seat. I parked the car and returned to the theatre. Much to my surprise the usher was there waiting for me at the entrance. I had my money ready, and he handed me the ticket stubs. Then, he took me to my seat next to grandma. Wow, what service. The movie was great. We both cried.

P.S. - the beginner's spell book in the photograph is just a spoof, a prop I bought for Halloween decoration.


  1. THAT's the kind of grandma I want to be and those are the kind of stories that I hope my grandchildren will tell about me!

    Thanks for sharing

  2. What a nice thing to have of your grandmother's ... and all the memories it evokes for you.

  3. Love your blog, you have had a lot of losses, but you have a wonderful way of looking at things, glad I stopped by, I will be following ..