Mama Diaries

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Winner of the Giveaway and Conch Phones

Thank you to all who visited my blog and commented during the 'Tis More Blessed Giveaway.  The winner of my books is Kristy Marie Feltenberger Gillespie  (Wow, that's a mouthful!)  Congratulations, Kristy!  I hope you enjoy the books!  There will be one more chance to win next Friday, so be sure to stop by.


Now for the story.

My nine-year-old son brought out a couple of conch shells and handed one to me.  "Mama, talk into this quietly."

I held it like a microphone and started talking.

"No, Mama.  Like this."  He put his conch shell up to his ear like a telephone and started talking.

I looked at him kind of funny.  "Don't you need some kind of connecting wire between the two shells for it to work like a phone?"

He shook his head and spoke into his shell.  "Can you hear me?"

"Yes, Bubba.  I hear you."

He walked into the other room and did the same thing.  "Can you hear me?"

"Yes, Bubba."

He came back to where I was.  "Mama, conch shells are perfect phones.  They echo real far, so you don't need wires!"

Okay.  Maybe I should suggest using conch shells to the telephone companies.  Then we can all walk around with shells plastered to our heads!   

25 comments:

  1. The Conch Republic is alive and well in Key West, Florida. Perhaps that kid has a future in communications. Happy Holidays, Sherry!

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  2. Maybe one on each side so that you resemble Princess Leia?

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  3. Congrats to Kristy!
    If Bubba ever reads Lord of the Flies maybe he will think of conch shells differently!

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  4. They would be annoying to lug around though haha

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    1. They're rather breakable, too. Maybe shells aren't such a good idea. ;0)

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  5. CONGRATS to Kristy!

    Are the conchs going to be the new wave in shell phones? ; 0 I know, bad joke. lol.

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    1. Hahaha! I thought that was pretty good!

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  6. It would be an interesting look! ;)

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    1. Kind of goes with the Green Earth theme.

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  7. LOL, shells plastered to our heads would certainly be an interesting new fad...

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  8. but can you text on them?
    I would be happy to return to conch shells and ditch my phone :)

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    1. I think it would have to be something like Morse code. ;0)

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  9. Does this mean you won't have to pay for Bubba's mobile any more?

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  10. I love it. Conch shells are so pretty, too.

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  11. Cute story! Hey, maybe Bubba is destined to be an amateur radio operator... we talk without wires, too.

    Merry Christmas!

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    1. Who knows what he's destined for. He certainly has a terrific imagination! Merry Christmas to you, too!

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  12. Great idea, Sherry, when the phone company finds out, they'll wonder why they didn't think of that!

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    1. Maybe we should find a way to get royalties from the idea. ;0)

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