Sunday, August 15, 2010

At the tone, the time will be...........

Do you remember the time lady? Today I was reminded of things our children don't know about, like the time lady.

I can still hear her voice "At the tone, the time will be, 6:42 and 30 seconds." Beeeeep. Do they still do that? Is there still a number you can call to see what time it is? Not that you need to, the time is right there on your cell phone display, but I wonder if they still do that.

For whatever reason that popped into my head today. Mo and I were laying in the motel beds, reading, when I checked the time to see how long we had before we needed to start getting ready for the play.

After checking the time, I rolled over and said to Mo, "At the tone, the time will be 6:42 and 10 seconds. Beeeeeeep" She looked at me like I had lost my mind so I explained to her about the time lady.

I'm not sure she believed me. She has never lived in a world where there isn't a digital clock on everything, the TV, the computer, your phone, in the car. Mo can't imagine not knowing what time it is, now, neither can I.

Reminds me of the song by Chicago:

Does anyone really know what time it is?
Does anyone really care?
If so I can't imagine why.

We've got enough time to cry and enough time to die, according to Chicago. I hope we are all making enough memories along the way.


  1. Yes, I remember the time lady. And I remember Chicago, too. You may tell Mo that your story has been corroborated.

    Hope you enjoy the play, sweetie! Making more memories along the way...

  2. What does it say about me that I remember the time lady?...and what does it say that I actually used to call her often enough to remember her?

  3. If the time lady is still on the phone...would you still have to push 1 for english???

  4. I really miss calling time! I used to love to dial it because you just had to call 767 XXXX (POPCORN), but you really didn't have to enter the corn, just any 4 digits! I tried to call "time" a couple of years ago and was very disappointed that it's gone.


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