Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Phone Booth Found!

Do you remember when I was upset about the Jay phone booth being taken away and how I tried to track it down? To refresh your memory you can read about it here.

Well, the other night we were driving along Rt. 9N and I spotted it! There standing in all its glory was the phone booth hiding behind someone's garage. It all happened so quickly, I didn't know if it was a mirage. I just knew I needed to go back during daylight to see if it was really there.

My husband wanted to go up the driveway to see it, but I thought that was a little intrusive and I didn't want to get in trouble for trespassing. I had to settle for staying 100 yards back.

I know what you're thinking, "Where is it? How did she see it?" Well, I see everything. Please don't think I'm a stalker or anything, but when your beloved phone booth has gone missing and it is whispering your name in the night, you most certainly are going to see it shining under the light of the garage up on the hill.

Standing on 9N, the phone booth seemed a little sad. This is where you tell me objects don't have feelings and that I was being unrealistic to say in a recent article in Adirondack Life, "I felt like I had a relationship with it."

I guess my expectations for the phone booth's new life was too high. I can only hope that the phone booth is treated with respect and the new person in its life, treats it well.


Shelley Weber said...

I saw the article in Adk Life. My dad recently signed me up for it, since I have moved away from the ADKS to eastern Maine, so I get a bit of home in my mailbox... anyway, I saw the article and thought, Oh yeah, I heard about that on this blog... then I read on and saw your blog mentioned... made me chuckle :)

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good stuff made me smile:)


Michelle said...

Wow, good eye Al!
I wish they'd just give it to you because you wouldn't put it out in back of a garage. Why did they get it it's just sitting back there? I hope they're just planning on something better for it in the spring.
Anyway, the booth is lucky to have such a devoted fan I feel like someday it should be yours.
Maybe you could send them a letter? I guess there's no non-creepy way to approach asking..

Fasty said...

you should see if the owner will let you have the phone booth! and yeah, good eye.

sally said...

I just read your article I am not sure if someone has already told you but there is a phone booth on White Schoolhouse Road in Chestertown, NY. It is also owned by Frontier but it is working.