Word of the Day Challenge: Telephone
I remember writing letters
and shopping for stationary and fountain pens
and stickers shaped like fish that glittered,
some of them even had googly eyes.
I remember knowing how much a stamp cost
and how much it cost to mail letters to Scotland and Turkey
and how long it would take for them to get there.
I remember sharing a phone
with my family
and yelling at my brother to hurry up
and for my Sister to hang up if all she was going to say was
” oh my god really? ”
and I remember my Dad would pitch a fit when the phone bill came in
and he had to cough up the $12.00 for something “he never used”
I remember when talking to each other
and listening mattered
and knowing how much a stamp cost mattered
and knowing where the pay phones were mattered
and writing letters mattered
I remember when people said, ‘ it’s nice to hear from you ‘ because it was.