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A cell phone is not the gift of
choice for a woman who hates to talk on the phone.
However, one Christmas, my husband, Dan, decided he could not
make it through another year without a cell phone, so he
thoughtfully bought one for me, too.
I tried to appear
enthusiastic, but I’m not one of those people who enjoys phone
conversations. As a training specialist at a government
agency for twenty-seven years, I often responded to fifty
phone calls per day. The last thing I wanted to
experience again was the numbing sensation of an earpiece
plastered to my ear.
Faith is connected to hope and
hope means believing in spite of the evidence and then
watching the evidence change.
Although my silver cell
phone was as sleek and shiny as a new Corvette, it didn’t turn
me on. I didn’t turn it on either, so I received very
few calls at first, except from Dan. After a month or
so, I began to toy with the phone and cautiously began to
build a list of contacts and phone numbers. I followed
the instruction guide as best I could, but with limited
The directions said to type in the phone
number, save it, then push the letters to spell out the
name. This sounded simple, but since the letters were in
groups of three on the numbered key pad, the correct letter
did not always appear on the screen. For instance, when
I typed in the name of my son, Chuck, the screen read
Achuck. I couldn’t figure out how to delete the A, so I
left it. Unfortunately, most of the names that ended up
in my contact list had similar misspellings.
meantime, Dan gave his cell phone more attention than a new
puppy. He played with it constantly, investigating every
option on the menu. Then he called me to inform me of
me. What are you doing?”
“I’m downstairs working
on my column. What are you doing?”
upstairs playing with my new phone.”
One day, Dan asked
me for the phone number of my brother, Lester, in San
Antonio. I told him to check the list of contacts on my
cell phone. I knew I had put in Lester’s name, although
I didn’t know what kind of weird spelling it might
Dan opened my cell phone, punched the menu
button, and scrolled through the list of
“What kind of gibberish is this?” he
said. “These names don’t make any sense. Who is
“That’s my friend, Amy.”
“That’s Candie’s cell phone.”
tell me you know someone named Faky.”
“No, that was
supposed to say Daly, but I couldn’t make the D and L
“I don’t know how you recognize any of these
names. Who is Frocel?”
“You know. Frolio’s
“Okay, let me guess. Inha must be
Inga, and Kathyc is Kathy’s cell phone.”
catching on now.”
“And Maaahele is
“I still can’t find your
brother, Lester. Wait a minute. Is he listed as
“Yep. I couldn’t get the L to pop
“This is like reading hieroglyphics. Tell me
who mdjjjjj is.”
“Oh, that’s Melissa. At least, I
got the M on her name.”
“I give up on the next
one. It’s someone called Rally.”
easy. Rally is Sally.”
Dan shook his head as he
handed the cell phone back to me, laughing.
“As long as
you can decipher who those names are, I guess it doesn’t
Since that day, I’ve added numerous other
contacts to my phone, some spelled correctly and some spelled
creatively. The cell phone turned out to be a valuable
Christmas gift that I’ve grown to depend on, even if I
occasionally tire of its ringing.
Oops, it’s ringing
right now. Who can it be? Uh huh, I should have
known - just another call from my husband
Year's Resolutions You Can
Are you sick of making the
same resolutions year after year that you never keep?
Why not promise to do something you can actually
accomplish? Here are some resolutions that you can use
as a starting point:
1. Gain weight. At least 30 pounds.
Stop exercising. Waste of time.
3. Read less. Makes
4. Watch more TV. I've been missing some
5. Procrastinate more. Starting
6. Don't date any of the Baywatch
7. Spend more time at work, surfing with the
8. Take a vacation to someplace important: like,
to see the largest ball of twine.
9. Don't jump off a
cliff just because everyone else did.
bringing lunch from home: I should eat out more.
Don't have eight children at once.
12. Get in a whole
13. Start being superstitious.
Personal goal: bring back disco.
15. Get the windows
tinted. Buy some fur for the
Crockpot Ham and Potato Supper
10 potatoes, peeled, thinly sliced
and pepper to taste
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
cans cream of mushroom or celery
Put half of ham, potatoes, and
onions in crockpot. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, then
grated cheese. Repeat with remaining half.
undiluted soup over top. Sprinkle with paprika.
Cover and cook on low 8-10 hours or on high 4
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