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Monday, September 04, 2006
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Do you remember this? It's one of the models of a BEEPER that I used to own in the late 80's. This small device which was either hooked to my belt, my pocket or my bag was considered a very important gadget in my life. I remember the many times when I would go crazy looking for a telephone when I get messages that says...please call home or the office ASAP or URGENT. For many years it made my life very easy but when the cell phones came into being in the early 90's, this handy device slowly faded away.
 
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16 Comments:


  • At 9/04/2006 8:02 AM, Anonymous Mrs Lifecruiser

    Oh, yes, that one!!! Feels like ages ago... And the cellphone totally outconcerred them yes. But they where very useful back then. At least you had a chance of reaching the person.

     
  • At 9/04/2006 8:26 AM, Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD

    Yes really. Thinking of all sorts of communications in the past, you can clearly see how technology in communication really has advanced.
    Mine is up too.

     
  • At 9/04/2006 1:15 PM, Anonymous chelle

    Technology sure has come leaps and bounds!

     
  • At 9/04/2006 1:26 PM, Blogger Malinda777

    We're fortunate in our lifetimes we've seen SO MUCH TECHNOLOGY come and go. The best thing "since wheels" is now a throw away...

    Don't forget... I want you to e-mail me with a mailing address so I may send your new grandchild a gift :)

     
  • At 9/04/2006 5:00 PM, Blogger Malinda777

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    DON'T ASK ME WHY... (Lord works in mysterious ways... I'm not even that extremely religious most days)

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    Please go and read this article...

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    Call it karma, or whatever.

    And if your readers decide to click on that HERE... they can pray too :)

     
  • At 9/04/2006 8:25 PM, Blogger Malinda777

    Thanks for coming by...

    Click on the word HERE in my previous comment to you... it will lead you to a different blog.

    Love ya... thanks

     
  • At 9/04/2006 8:47 PM, Blogger Reverberate58

    What a great memory to pass along to the younger set! Some may not know we actually had such a cool device years before the cell phone! Glad to hear from you again. My heart goes out to you and your family! Happy Monday!

     
  • At 9/04/2006 9:40 PM, Blogger Norma

    I remember that a lot of veterinarians used these (at the university) and would ask to use my phone when beeped. I'd forgotten all about them.

    Thanks for visiting my MM on scratch cooking.

     
  • At 9/04/2006 11:09 PM, Blogger Lazy Daisy

    Yes, I remember the beeper well. Especially if I was on call over the weekend. Thanks for the memory.

     
  • At 9/05/2006 12:12 AM, Blogger The Shrone

    I thought beepers/pagers had gone the way of phones with cords until I interviewed at an agency for my internship and was told I'd be given my own pager! They are still used, which I find fascinating! Great memory!

     
  • At 9/05/2006 1:16 AM, Anonymous Ma

    Ahh, yes. I emember those beepers well. I got my kids these when they were in school, and they used it to pager code their friends. all of their friends had them and they used to pager code me too. :)

     
  • At 9/05/2006 1:24 AM, Blogger Chelle Y.

    I remember feeling so "cool" when I finally got my own beeper. My husband and I used to have a "code" together too!

     
  • At 9/05/2006 4:24 AM, Blogger Irish Church Lady :)

    How are you doing today?

    Guess what? We still use beepers/pagers like that at my work. They are given to people who are on call for support because they are cheaper than cell phones. People who are on call regularly, like managers are given cells, but other who rotate have the pagers.

    I played Monday Memories for the first time today.

    Thinking of you :)

     
  • At 9/05/2006 11:09 AM, Blogger Meow

    I never had a beeper ... thank goodness !!! I love my mobile phone, though, and wouldn't be without it.
    Ah, technology ... it is wonderful.
    Have a great week.
    Take care, Meow

     
  • At 9/05/2006 6:59 PM, Blogger The Mistress of the Dark

    I have a cell phone but they are truly the most obnoxious device that's helped our lives (really?) over the last 20-30 years.

     
  • At 9/06/2006 12:43 AM, Blogger Amydeanne

    I remember those! In fact I've seen the new slicker ones.. I'm not much for cell phones anymore. I had a few years of them, and decided I like being alone lol.