|"Kellogg" brand "candle stick" style telephone from c. early 20th century. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Person you last called...
I don't call people like I used to. The answer to this question is easy--the last person I called was my sister Joy. She is among the handful of people that I still call on a regular basis. I call Joy usually at least once each week just to catch up with what's happening in her life and with the rest of the family. Actually the other night when I called her, my other sister Joni answered the phone which was nice because I hadn't talked to her for a few months. She moved in with Joy earlier this year. Usually Joy answers the phone though. Like me, Joy is retired and it's pretty easy to reach her.
I used to call a number of my friends on a regular rotating basis. They rarely called me--I called them. And eventually I stopped calling them. Except for my long time friend Marvin who is also retired. We talk mostly about politics these days which is kind of fun and he's one of the few people I know who is willing to discuss politics. We talk politics and movies and sometimes about old friends and life in general. It's good to have someone to talk to now and then.
It's probably time for me to make some calls to some other friends to see how they've been doing. Due to the time difference between me and them it's sometimes hard to know the best time to call. Some of them still work and others, well, I'm afraid I'm going to bother them. After all, when we have families, jobs, and other things going on it can be disruptive to get a phone call. Maybe I shouldn't think that way about old friends.
Maybe I need to start making some phone calls again.
Are there any special phone friends that you talk to on a regular basis? As you get older do you feel less inclined to call people for fear of interfering with whatever they may be doing? How do you stay in touch with friends and family other than calling on the phone?