telephones or should I say lack of them

Five little telephones, working at their best                                                                                                                            one broke down and was put to rest.

Four little telephones, working at their best                                                                                        one broke down and was put to rest.

Three little telephones, working at their best                                                                                                           one broke down and was put to rest.

Two little telephones working at their best                                                                                                           one broke down and was put to rest

One little telephone, trying to do  its best

is breaking down  and will soon  join the rest.

Many years ago hubby and I bought a quality set of phones  for our Florida condo from Costco at a very good price. It was great –We had a phone for every room with one to spare. Last year, two died. This season I started with three. Now only one is partially working. It is getting old and is having trouble  holding  its charge, with the ability to hold it only for  a minute or two at a time –before it involuntarily discharges. This sometimes can be an advantage. The phone works fine for very brief calls  but is great for cutting short telephone solicitors and those who like to engage in long winded conversations. An added advantage- I get good exercise jumping over furniture and running to answer the phone in time, before it disconnects.

I also have cell phones that may or may not work. I am not the only one down here with phone issues.For some reason they don’t seem to be too reliable. Maybe it is all the construction going on and the big buildings interfering with the reception or maybe it is because the aging population  has difficulty with technology.

In any event I suggest if you want to get hold of me: use my email. twitter, Facebook or my WordPress blog. Better yet–hire a skywriter . I have a clear view of the sky.







About epsnider

E.P SNIDER is the pen name that I used to publish "WHY ME- a memoir". I used a pen name so as not to embarrass my spouse, my offspring, their offspring, my grand dogs and my friends. A dream came true when I had my first book published at the age of sixty-nine. "WHY ME? "is a collection of memoirs recounted from various stages of my life and the lives of those that I love or like at least some of the time. Most of the incidences are humorous-some are not. I am a senior but I feel more like a junior except for the aches and pains. When I look in the mirror I often see my mother or some other aging lady with wrinkles and sun spots. The amount and depth of wrinkling depends on which mirror I am looking into, the degree of lighting and how well my skin absorbed the moisturizing cream that day. Although I am mature in years, maturity is definitely not one of my virtues. If something strikes me as funny I get the giggles. Most of my family and many of our friends have a rather warped sense of humour-so I giggle a lot. Laughter plays an important role in our lives. My friends were a significant inspiration for me to begin my writing career. For the past number of years hubby and I have been spending part of the winter season in Florida to escape the sometimes bitter cold climate in Toronto Canada. Every year I send emails to those left behind. To my delight they find my emails to be hysterical and a cure for their winter doldrums. They compare my style of writing to that of the late Erma Bombeck. For those of you not familiar with the author-- she was a beloved American humorist in the 1970's and 1980's. I have loved literature and creative writing from an early age. I spent some of my growing up years in Alberta and won a prize for a best poem commemorating Alberta's bicentennial year. My grade seven teacher was a large and forceful woman, with white hair and course bristly white chin hairs to match. We were all intimidated by her and thus listened intently as she drilled us about parsing sentences and adverbs and adjectives. She provided me with a good basis of the English language. In addition to "Why Me" I have had a short essay published in a book of assorted memoirs by Canadian woman. I currently write for our Toronto Condominium newspaper. I hope to do more writing, although I am not sure if my family can cope with any more of my meltdowns when blocks of written material mysteriously disappear off of my computor. I admit I am computor and electronically challenged, but I will persevere. - - - - - - - - - - - Writing has been a passion of mine through out my life. Ever since I took a step forward and entered into the world of computers, a new world of opened up for me. I found myself engrossed in writing emails with lengthy updates about my life's recent highlights. To my delight, people found me...funny! I then offered to write for my condo newsletter, and I recently had a short memoir published. For the last several years I became glued to my computer, transferring my hand-written life adventure notes to an actual story of my life's defining moments. Finally, at the age of 69, I was done... I wrote a book! AND it's actually published. People are reading it. People are enjoying it. I am thrilled! Plus, it's one of the greatest gifts I could ever give my family. Talk about a dream come true. My advice to you: Think positive, keep your eye on the prize, and you too can enjoy as your dreams and desires come to fruition.
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4 Responses to telephones or should I say lack of them

  1. 😀 Your post made me laugh, Elaine. I need one of those phones especially for the solicitors. I think the true reason for break downs are simply that nothing is made as well as it once was and everything is always being updated-updated-updated. And with every update the product or system becomes worse. Have a great day, my friend. ❤


  2. epsnider says:

    Thank you Elizabeth ,you have a nice day too.


  3. I’m telephoned challenged myself. I keep my flip-cell phone in the car. Why not? I have a home phone in the house. I do forget to check the messages on the cell, but my friends know that. My family just gave me an iphone thinking that now I will carry it with me and learn to text. The thing is I DON’T Want to be available 24/7. I don’t want to text. I’m afraid I don’t even jump up to answer the house phone, because half the time it a robo-caller – but I do love caller ID because of that. 😉


  4. wnso says:

    FUNNY! Great blog… i love your writing style! 🙂


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