This came from the 1967 American Beekeepers Federation Meeting in Little Rock, Arkansas. There were pressures on honey prices, and my father went to the conference to try to get a feel for what was likely to happen. While he was gone, we had a blizzard in Michigan. The day he was flying home, there was a funeral at the cemetery a mile south of home, so the road was plowed. We made it out, and somehow made it home. Shortly after that we had a phone installed in the house. My parents had been on the farm for about 15 years, and had never had a phone installed. There was a phone at my grandparent's house around the corner. They were in Florida for the winter, my mother had to go around in the snow, and set in their freezing cold house to try to reach my father and other family. My father gave this to me, it was part of a fundraiser, they sold two buttons with the same number, is you could find the match on your number there was some small momento.
Do you think anyone still has the other button?
I wouldn't be surprised if many others still have those buttons. Amazing what memories that elicited for you.ReplyDelete
Images and objects do that for me.Delete
perhaps. 1967 and NO PHONE? how quaint that sounds today.ReplyDelete
My father was stingy, and there was a phone around the corner.Delete
Wouldn't it be fun if the person with the other button saw this post and contacted you? Even if they don't, you have a very vivid memory attached to this button.ReplyDelete
I had someone take a picture of me taking a picture of Travel Penguin at the Lincoln Memorial, and post it linked to a comments on my blog.Delete
yes it would be marvelous to find its fellowReplyDelete
The things I have held onto.Delete