Sunday, December 8, 2013
Me and My Telephone Man
I found this really cool telephone booth at the Bay City Antiques Mall on Water Street last Tuesday. I was out looking for green pottery. I use green pottery pots and dishes as planters for my Christmas cactuses, and it was time to hunt up some more pots. But, when one starts wandering through all of the booths at the very, very large antiques mall, one finds some really offbeat stuff.
This phone booth, solid oak and purchased from an antique store in Las Vegas, found its way to Bay City. Supposedly it is from the Stardust Hotel and Casino. It comes complete with a seat, a pay phone, the little shelf for writing notes while you are talking, and a door that has a lovely leaded stained glass window.
I dragged my favorite telephone man down to the Antiques Mall on Saturday so that he could buy my Christmas present for me (yes, we bough the big punch bowl from Tuesday's blog post -- think art glass, think nostalgia) and then we had a great time looking at all of the reminders of times past.
The phone booth was especially fun. I kind of think that Ed looks like he stepped off a casino floor to call home for more cash.
Those of you who are long time blog readers will know of Ed's connection to the telecommunications industry. And, for those of you who are new to the blog, I will say that this guy started in the telco industry by climbing poles. . .and he still has the gear to prove it, because I get to move those pole climbing spikes around every time I clean a certain corner of the basement.