Duck Into A Near By Phone Booth
Posted by LOTGK on June 23, 2009
I was driving around the old neighborhood the other day scoping out the old haunts and I noticed something missing from the landscape. Something that was always there but in just the last few years, faded into oblivion. The phone booth. There is not a single one left in the township of Boardman, Ohio. Not a single damn one. Nada.
What happened to them? Apparently AT&T deemed them obsolete with the emergence of the cell phone and began to systematically tear them down.
There used to be a phone booth in the parking lot at Browns Drug store on Willow Avenue off Southern Blvd. When I was a paperboy, back in the 70’s, the delivery driver for the local newspaper, the Youngstown Vindicator, would leave my paper bundles inside the phone booth for me when it was raining to keep them dry.
With the phone booth gone, what the hell does the paper boy do now when it is raining. In fact, we don’t even have a paperboy anymore. Perhaps they to have gone the way of the phone booth.
PS. Calls were only 10 cents back then.
LURKING ON THE GRASSY KNOLL