Those were the days. Took forever if you dialed 0 for the dial to spin around.

ah found it, my parents had exactly one of those:


Yeah. That’s the one. Then later the princess phone. Very “modern”.

the very economical “party line” where several households shared the same line.

we never had one of those, way too fancy

Ah the strict protestant ethic.

lol perhaps a bit more poor than protestant

“The surest way to remain poor is to be an honest man.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

“You can be young without money but you can’t be old without it.” – Tennessee Williams

“What I’m saying is we were poor, people; I mean, blues singers would show up at our house when they had writer’s block – that’s how poor we were.” – Rich Hall

“If you’re in trouble, or hurt or need ­ go to the poor people. They’re the only ones that’ll help ­- the only ones.” – John Steinbeck

nice ones
matshona dhliwayo has a lot of nice quotes about poor

“It is better to be poor than to be ignorant.”
― Matshona Dhliwayo

Lovely quote, Will, and good morning.

YawnStretch note the important and truthful quotes

Good morning Michele.

I can’t seem to find it on youtube. 15 minute video. Mostly right wing lies that will cost lives.

When breathing gets difficult people are willing to sell their souls or at least put them off on somebody else in a panic, that and the burden of breathing and whatever else.

You might change your focus from how much longer you have to live to how much more you have to suffer before dying.

You might change your focus from making others suffer to helping them live longer.

Cold and frigid indifference. I make no effort.