Frozen Phone

My kids gave me grief for having a ‘dumb’ phone for so long. Well, I finally succumbed to the pressure and bought a ‘smart’ phone when the top fell completely off my old phone. So, let me ask you a question. Has your wonderful piece of technology – known as a ‘smart’ phone – ever frozen? You know – no matter what you press – it does nothing! nada! zero! zilch!

Since I now keep my calendar on this lovely little thing, as well as phone numbers that are not on my old Rolodex, I am up the creek without it and there is no paddle. Thank goodness for my son-in-law who knows all the geeky tricks. Instant fix. I was lucky this time, however, the thought lingers. I’ve had more than one computer crash over the years and I know how debilitating that can be.

When people ask me for someone’s phone number, I find myself giving them a blank stare. I don’t have numbers memorized anymore, I just press a name on the screen and ‘voila’ the phone rings. Some where in the back of my mind, I think there just might be a downfall to my dependence on this new technology – hidden in the tall grass so to speak. We’ll see. Like all new things, there is a good side – and a bad side. Time will tell.

This will be a short blog and I’ll claim that its because my four year old granddaughter is in charge of my time this week. Its now Grandma camp – my favorite time of the summer. So, enjoy that new technology (like the grandkid’s I-pad) and make sure you have your kids numbers written down somewhere.

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About Barbara K Tyner

A graduate of UCCS with a degree in English Lit., Barbara writes Children's Literature as well as mainstream fiction. Her popular children's series, The Badger Books, is co-authored with Barbara's daughter, Laura. Her first novel, "Wait Here, Wait There" deals with grief and Alzheimer's. Her second novel, Rhyaden, a middle grade fantasy is scheduled for release in Nov. 2018. National Parks, Kayaking, hiking, and snow-shoeing top her list of favorite hobbies.
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