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« Reply #110 on: April 22, 2008 02:02:02 PM »

And don't forget, the old phones can still be useful!

When the power goes out, all your cordless phones etc won't work.  So keep an old style phone around to plug in.  Of course, the rotary phones won't dial out on some networks these days, as the pulse-tones are phased out of use - but you can always receive calls on them!  So an old push-button phone is of good use too, for dialing out during power outages.

(I know, I know, "use your cell phone!".  But does your cell always have full power?  I know I forget and let mine get really low! And you can't charge it up during a power outage! Hee)




We no longer have a landline here at my house, we exclusivly use our cells. However, we do keep a land phone around, because if you plug one into the jack, you won't have a dial tone or anything, but you can still dial 911. The same goes with cell phones that are no longer in service... So it's not a bad idea to keep those things around. The women's shelter in Lawrence takes donations of old phones for just this purpose.
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« Reply #111 on: April 22, 2008 02:14:53 PM »

I didn't know that. Thanks for the info. Cheesy
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« Reply #112 on: April 22, 2008 06:40:57 PM »

Oh yeah - I have one of those old crank phones too.  It however doesn't work  Smiley.  (It's one of the smaller ones, kind of like a box, with a crank on one side and two bells on the front.)  I love it.  My grandparents (my religious grandparents) stole it along with one of the larger crank style phones from an old abandoned farmhouse while they were traveling through Iowa once. 

My 40s style phone was bought at a yard sale for $3.  Then I took it to a guy here in town that fixes phones and he wired it so I can plug it into the new phone jacks for only $20!  It rings SO loud that we had to move it out of the bedroom because if it rang while we were asleep it scared us silly.
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« Reply #113 on: April 22, 2008 06:50:40 PM »

I'm not going to lie, folks, I'm pretty happy with myself. I had my jar filled up to the top, and today I went out and bought something for my partner that takes up about half my jar. Yet, with some clever re-organizing and a lot of CRAMMING, I fit everything! Yay!!

Planning on sending out tomorrow. Smiley Everyone's jars have been b-e-a-utiful so far.
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« Reply #114 on: April 22, 2008 06:53:58 PM »

A friend of mine has an old payphone - it took dimes and has been wired to work as a home phone.  I just realized that it's not in use at his house (now that he's married with 2 kids and a new house) - I'm going to have to ask him about it.

AND speaking of oldies:

[sung to the tune of Leaving On A Jet Plane]
My box is packed
it's ready to go
it's standing there
beside my door
can't wait to pick it up to say goodbye

I'll ship tomorrow and send the DC# to all appropriate parties.  And yes, in fact, Peter, Paul and Mary is a little before my time, but not so much that I didn't pick up a bit as a kid.

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« Reply #115 on: April 22, 2008 07:58:07 PM »

Ok, sending tomorrow.  I'm having to distract myself so i don't keep finding stuff to put in!  Not sure if the lid will stay on!  One thing's for sure, there isn't any room for joggling around, so I'm pretty certain it'll get there all in one piece.  Sending tomorrow morning, and will have DC's Smiley

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« Reply #116 on: April 22, 2008 08:21:47 PM »

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« Reply #117 on: April 22, 2008 08:24:00 PM »

I snuck off to entertain myself with the completely filled-to-the-rim jar of goodies that was sent to me by camelama.

The contents of the jar for me to sort through, play with, and enjoy!

The most amazing lavender sachets in the shape of hearts.  She makes her own organic lavender filling and it smells like the relaxation pillows at the high end spas!  beaded bracelets, wine charms with a tropical motif (for my tropical home), colorful wood flower and bead necklace that the younger girls I substitute teach for will go crazy over, a Seattle keychain (cool!), dragonfly pin....

A large collection of the cutest japanese food erasers - food packages, sushi, and little pocky's - love these!!!  And the funniest little signs that seem to say 'no sleeping at your desk' and 'no spying on people'?

...the cutest collection of little figures of kinda creepy cute kids in costume and other cute figures, mini devil ducks, ninjas, koi and puffer fish, cutie cat clips, great charms and the cutest set of magnets with inanimate objects that have faces. 
plus buttons, beads, flat glass marbles, stickers and more!
Amazing!  This was such a fun swap to give and to receive!!!
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« Reply #118 on: April 22, 2008 09:34:05 PM »

I received from Lovely Lesley!  Here is the loot:







The little sax is metal and way cute.  There were ribbons, pencils, stickers, buttons, sequins, hair clips and pez included!

and my favorite item:



He stands about 1.5 inches high.
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« Reply #119 on: April 22, 2008 11:24:52 PM »

My jar got here this afternoon from crafty_rach..
The loot




Close up of the tea set:

I really like my jar of whimsies,my cat just had to sniff the teacup,she could not help herself,she loves tea.The cats eyes buttons i have been looking for a long time too, thanks so much crafty_rach. Grin
I forgot to add this one.

Some more links with bigger pictures.
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