National Geographic : 1957 Nov
Growing Up It isn't long before the telephone becomes more than a magical fascination. It begins to be something for doing things. A particular pal to call. A part of growing up. Earning a Living The years go by and always there is the respon sibility of earning a living. Here again the telephone is a speedy, willing helper. It is a part of the daily work and the progress of almost everyone. Working together to bring Dynamic Teens Life is now a whirl of activity. So many things to do. Girl talks to girl. And boy talks to girl. And there are two happy hearts when she says, "I'd love to go." Raising a Family Now the tele phone becomes more useful than ever. For how could Mother ever run her household and raise a fam ily without it! Friends, relatives, stores, doctors, conveniences-all are so easy to reach by telephone. SEVEN AGES OF THE TELEPHONE ALL THE WORLD'S A STAGE, and all the men and women merely players.... And one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages. At first the infant... SHAKESPEARE All through the years, from babyhood on, the tele phone is an important, indispensable part of almost everything we do. And as the hands that grasp the telephone grow in size and usefulness, so grows also the usefulness of the telephone. Just Married Two starry-eyed people starting a new life together. The telephone, which is so much a part of courtship, is also a big help in all the marriage plans and in getting settled. It's Grandma Now And now she's holding a grandchild on her lap. The telephone that has served her so faithfully now starts a new era of service. The cycle of life and the seven ages of the telephone begin all over again. people together... BELL TELEPHONE SYSTEM *~~0 Baby Days At first the telephone is just something that rings. But soon the lusty newcomer is saying "hello, Daddy" all by himself and listening in wide-eyed wonder to the magic of Daddy's voice.