Remember back when there was a telephone booth on nearly every corner of a street? I do, but then maybe I am older than most of you. The iconic British red telephone booth was not just something we awed but became a fashion statement in some of the most expensive homes. Today, good luck finding one anywhere. The phone booth was developed by Thomas Doolittle, no relation to Dr. Doolittle, in 1878. He patent the “Cabinet” in 1883 and phones calls were 15 cents each call. At one point that went down to 10 cents each, and then back up to 25 cents each. If it got any higher that would have been after I got my cell phone. Like the Ghost Towns of the Old West, good luck finding a phone booth today!
How to celebrate – Try to get a count of how many public phone booths there are in your town. Get your own phone to decorate with. See how many people you fit in a modern day phone booth. (The record is 25)