I am finally going through my office, which has been boxed for over a year since departing my last church ministry. Besides finding my Spock bobblehead piece, I found an old sketch book. This sketch is from 1993 and is a study of a halogen torch lamp and an old-school push button phone.
As my wife and I started out our new life together, Target had plenty of these lamps. They were all the rage back in the day. But, the phone from say 1979? That was old for even back then. Wireless handhelds were popular, but I am sure there was a spare room that included this phone which forever is captured in my sketchbook.
If you have ever used an old AT&T phone you can imagine with me the weight of that thing. The handset was identical to the feel of every pay phone of the day which could be used as a weapon if it were not attached with a cord stronger than a titanium chain. Dropping the phone was not a problem, since engineers back then made sure it would not shatter like the cheap ones made after the breaking up of MaBell.
Two items from yesteryear remind me of how time flies and of how ordinary objects become museum pieces or end up in a sketch book. So, the future person who reads this soon-to-be-ancient blog post might be wondering what it was like to even have a blog, let alone read one.