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?"
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!
The Conch Republic is alive and well in Key West, Florida. Perhaps that kid has a future in communications. Happy Holidays, Sherry!ReplyDelete
Happy Holidays to you, too!Delete
Maybe one on each side so that you resemble Princess Leia?ReplyDelete
Ha! That would be fashionable!Delete
Congrats to Kristy!ReplyDelete
If Bubba ever reads Lord of the Flies maybe he will think of conch shells differently!
They would be annoying to lug around though hahaReplyDelete
They're rather breakable, too. Maybe shells aren't such a good idea. ;0)Delete
CONGRATS to Kristy!ReplyDelete
Are the conchs going to be the new wave in shell phones? ; 0 I know, bad joke. lol.
Hahaha! I thought that was pretty good!Delete
It would be an interesting look! ;)ReplyDelete
Kind of goes with the Green Earth theme.Delete
LOL, shells plastered to our heads would certainly be an interesting new fad...ReplyDelete
It might be attractive. ;0)Delete
but can you text on them?ReplyDelete
I would be happy to return to conch shells and ditch my phone :)
I think it would have to be something like Morse code. ;0)Delete
Does this mean you won't have to pay for Bubba's mobile any more?ReplyDelete
Yes! Isn't that great?Delete
I love it. Conch shells are so pretty, too.ReplyDelete
I've always liked conch shells!Delete
Cute story! Hey, maybe Bubba is destined to be an amateur radio operator... we talk without wires, too.ReplyDelete
Who knows what he's destined for. He certainly has a terrific imagination! Merry Christmas to you, too!Delete
Great idea, Sherry, when the phone company finds out, they'll wonder why they didn't think of that!ReplyDelete
Maybe we should find a way to get royalties from the idea. ;0)Delete
Thanks so much, Sherry!!!!!ReplyDelete
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