Ruby Tuesday: Phone Box


Need to make a call?
Fish in your pocket and haul
Out—not a cell phone—
But six nickels and a dime.

Listen for the tone
And then feed the telephone
All the coins in hand—
Talk away, forget the time!

© 2010 by Magical Mystical Teacher
Photo: Near Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, Seattle
For more Ruby Tuesday photos, click here.

Posted on June 29, 2010, in my digital photos, my light verse, Ruby Tuesday, Seattle. Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

  1. OK MMT, now the riddle/haiku is complete. I get the Ruby Phone Box part! and You beat me to it, I like to visit my meme neighbors. You logged in just after GDP and I didn’t catch it! I just saw a phone booth on the Penn State campus last week. Hadn’t seen one in a long time. Icon of the last half of the 20th century!


  2. The telephone boots sure are a nostalgic sight.
    There sure were problems too, back then, in the time of telesaurus.
    Not enough coins available, catalog missing in the box, even loudspeaker gone, just a cord dangling from the wall.
    And lucky times when I could talk long distance for just a coin, because the phone machine was out of order.

    How many different memory a picture can trig.

  3. Hey, wait a minute, this isn’t Arizona! Oh, that’s right, you did take a trip to Seattle earlier this year.
    I always wonder when I see one of these if it is a TARDIS. Could be you know, did you go inside?

    Good stuff!


  4. They are such cute booths aren’t they. I wish we’d have more of these around our cities. They really brighten things up – whether they work or not!

  5. Love the poem and the red telephone booth is now almost extinct. I only see them at Epcot. ^)^
    RT~Fiesta Hollyhock

  6. I like this scene. There’s a whole lotta red going on here. 😉

  7. I am sure that there are kids who have no idea what this is!! Haha! Great shot for RT!

  8. That is a *perfect* RT post! In Seattle? It’s great.

  9. i love the old phone booths … when i was in england last year i made sure to get a shot of one. but i didn’t realise i could go to seattle to get a shot. go figure?
    My Ruby Redness

  10. Did I just see Superman dash out?

  11. Almost an icon! A cute memory! But I also remember wrestling with doors that wouldn’t open and phones with coins jammed in them! Ah! The old days were such fun!

  12. So neat-the picture AND the poem that goes with it!!

    Junie Rose

  13. Now that’s a lot of red! I remember phone booths on the sidewalk.
    I like how the red table and the STOP sign and the sign make the ruby post complete.

    Happy Belated Ruby Tuesday ~

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      What really caught my eye, Patti, was the phone booth. After I posted the photo, I began to notice as well all the other red that you noticed too! 🙂

Please Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: