Thursday, 26 August 2010

'One Ringy Dingy ...

… two ringy dingies. a gracious good-afternoon, this is Miss Tomlin from the phone company'

'Have I reached the party to whom I am speaking?'

Why would I remember that word for word?

Seen in a new old record shop on Main St.

6 comments :

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Wayne, this is a fond memory of a delightful character -- Just the photo makes me smile to think about it.

I like the shadows and composition of your photo.

Naturedigital said...

We are all missing the days when we could hear the sweet voices of the phone operators Wayne.
Have a great day.
Costas

Virginia said...

I love this shot and I love Lily Tomlin. I"m laughing along with Genie. It's funny how that long-term memory kicks in from time to time.

I worked one summer before college as the telephone operator at Samford University. They still had the plugins just like Miss Tomlins! :)
V

RedPat said...

I swear that I can hear her voice in my head! Thanks for the memory.

TheChieftess said...

Loved Lilly in that part, love the photo!!!

I remember party lines...

Scooter said...

Because she wanted it that way! That is good ole fashioned writing!