Essays taken from a weekly newspaper column published in the Washington County News, Washington, Kansas. Look for my book, "Dispatches From Kansas," available from Amazon.com, or from the author.
Pay phones. Gone. I can't remember the last time I've seen one. I used to use them while working out of town since I began varnishing, so that's been since 1990. Had a telephone credit card, too.As a matter of fact, when I still was living aboard in a marina, the only phone I had was the pay phone. Twenty years. Good gosh. No wonder I feel ancient when I remember things like picking up the phone to make a call and having an operator say, "Number, please..."
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