|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|I appreciate your perspective, Pea; substance to reflect upon. Love and best wishes,
|Reviewed by Muhammad Al Mahdi
|Yes, this is the truth, eloquently stated. Feeling is all mine. :)|
|Reviewed by Christine Tsen
|So poetically rendered and yet fabulously plainly spoken Pea!
|Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
|Reviewed by Ronald Hull
|Every generation laments the fact that the world is changing, faster with each generation. The problem is compounded by the fact that we get older and lose our keen senses and skills of our youth. The youth forget that it was done any other way until they are old and they reminisce about how it used to be.
Your use of the telephone is a great example. When I was driving my grandmother across the country in 1968 in my Toronado at 100 mph on Interstate 80, she told me the story, in the early 1900s, when her family took the whole summer, staying in farmer's yards, to move from Arkansas to North Dakota. Two days earlier, she had flown from Minneapolis to San Francisco at about 750 mph.
Fifty years later, we cannot fly or drive any faster in the United States, but we can download a zillion apps that we don't need on our personal tablet with no visible means of support and talk to anyone in the world at the speed of light without having to pay for long distance. Now, is that progress or what?
|Reviewed by Tom Hyland
|DEAREST GREEN PEA:
YOU HAVE CAPTURED SO WELL THE NOSTALGIA OF THE PAST ...
AND LINKED IT LOGICALLY WITH THE PRESENT ...
VERY WELL DONE!
WHEN I WAS A TEENAGE KID ( COUPLE OF 'MOONS' AGO ) ...
WE HAD NO PHONE! LIVED NEXT DOOR TO A 'ROOMING HOUSE' ...
WHICH HAD A 'PAY PHONE' IN THE LOBBY ...
WHEN A 'RARE' CALL CAME, SOMEONE KNOCKED ON OUR FRONT DOOR -
TO TELL US WE HAD A 'CALL' ... FIRST ASSUMPTION WAS ...
"OH MY GOD! WHO DIED?"
JUST IMAGINE IF ALL THOSE 'RADIO-WAVES' N' 'MICRO-WAVES' ...
WERE VISIBLE, IN 'LIVING COLOR' ...
'TWOULD PUT 'AURORA BOREALIS' TO SHAME!
PEACE ... TOM...
|Reviewed by D. Vaineo
|Phyllis, Your descriptions of common, everyday objects
that we all know and use is just a joy to read about.
|Reviewed by Kate Clifford
|A stronger lesson in.......how to turn it off :-) Good capture of the change in mankind and how perhaps this is not progress like some think :-)|
|Reviewed by Ed Matlack
|Time marches on...was a time I would not be caught dead WITH a computer, then it was a cell phone...now I cannot imagine myself WITHOUT either one...|
|Reviewed by Amor Sabor
|The one landline I have is occupied 85% of the time by 800 numbers, campaign surveys and telemarketing thieves...I should only have to pay for 15% of the phone bill if that is the case and I still have not had the inclination to tie myself to a mobile phone to incur the text charges others have complained about receiving unsolicited. Great write Pea...you hit the subject perfectly.|
|Reviewed by Vivian Dawson
|Signs of our times...going and going
less personal..gone!! *Phyllis Jean*
observations in writing making it so sad!!
P.S. It is now daily time to call..Hello,Daddy!!!
|Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger
|We've been through it all. Help !! Great write Phyllis.
Lady Mary Ann
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
|EXCELLENT, Pea. Love how we were tethered to cords, now to towers ... or those-things-that-stick-in-the-ear (can't recall the name off hand) ... Well done.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|Great write, Pea; well done!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :D
|Reviewed by Carmen Ruggero
|Fast, fast, fast, is what we call progress. The rest of our lives are cluttered by technological advancement (or so they call it) that we neither understand nor need. Love ya, Pea!