For the better part of my life, we had a landline phone: 2 longs and 2 shorts were our number on a party line.
Then, technology brought a dial desktop phone.
Our phone number was (217) 734-2076. I dialed that number for my entire adulthood. Hi, mom! Could you tell me the recipe for……
Now, Mom is gone. The phone number has been deactivated, although I have tried it many times. It made me feel good even though it would never answer.
If I have a question or need directions, I must access Google. I must also remember and connect with my passwords, all the while wrestling with Windows. It never ends.
Mom’s phone number? I will never forget it. Oh, how I miss her.