Having lost my phone in Tennessee and getting a new flip phone, I understand Marianne completely.
A young man proudly showed me his new phone tonight. I congratulated
him, laughed and told him he should see mine. I said I had a 2000
fliptop. He asked, "What kind is that?"
"2000 fliptop? It's a fliptop
from the year 2000."
He looked at me in disbelief and asked, "2000? It
I began to explain that I use it for emergencies, for
telephoning. At the time I got it, it was state-of-the-art. Then, I gave
up trying to explain. His look was the same as the looks my nephews and nieces
gave me whenever I used my 35mm camera that had an exploding flash that
emitted a sulfuric smell, It took great photos until the lens became
scratched. Even then, there was a delightful rainbow effect piercing the
background of the photos. That camera made family history and lots of
jokes at my expense, just as my phone does now. My life is never dull!