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Posts tagged “phone booth

Pay Phone Missing in Short North- Guest Blog

My daughter Laura sent me this photo from her iPhone to my iPhone. She was the one who turned 21 in the Weekly Photo Challenge: fleeting moment post. She’ll be 29 in August.

She and her husband James were walking in Short North, going to Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream Shop  (she had a scoop of grapefruit and a scoop of lemon and blueberries frozen yogurt, cause she told me when I asked.

“James had his usual”     Laura said and I knew what it was but had to get the official name of the flavor on Jeni’s website  

The Buckeye State
“Our version of Ohio’s favorite confection. Rich and salty peanut butter yields to the crunch of exceptional dark chocolate for perfect balance. Total comfort for Buckeyes and Buckeyes at heart.”

Anyway, I digress.  This is about the pay phone and the missing pay phone.

I remember the days of pay phones and phone booths, a pile of change.

She saw this and I bet she thought, my mom would photograph this!   I have photographed and posted a similar scene in Wisconsin in 2009.

It’s fun to receive photos from family and friends.  Thanks Laura.


Mourners for a Phone Booth?

At the bottom of Pacific at Kincaid St, headed to Arlington from Garfield- I saw this artwork.  I haven’t seen it before. I am hoping someone can tell me who the artist is. It was unexpected. We ask students- What is the artist saying?

Pittsburgh Artwork at the bottom of Pacific and Kincaid St

Hope someone can identify the artist for proper credit.


Memories Before Cell Phones- When You Had to Find a Phone Booth to Make a Call?

Call Anywhere in the World 50 Cents

Call Anywhere in the World 50 Cents

Digging for change, the sounds of the coins falling into the phone.  What do you do if you don’t have a cell phone these days? Especially with a phone booth in this kind of shape. Remember when the operator came on and told you to deposit the amount?


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