Friday, July 27, 2018

New York Telephone: Pre-1984 Pole ID Tags and Detachable Step Base

Formed January 1, 1984, as a result of the breakup of the Bell System, 
NYNEX was a regional Bell operating company made up of former AT&T subsidiaries 
New York Telephone and New England Telephone. 
[Wikipedia: NYNEX]

Photographed in a parking lot behind several buildings right in the city.

They prevented "random people"[so called in The Garage Journal] 
such as me and other kids from climbing telephone poles in my old neighborhood. 
The regular steps started 10 or so feet from the ground.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Walnut Grove Cemetery in Syracuse

I recently located the grave of my mother's father, Newton J. Barrows, 
buried only about 2 miles from where we live in Syracuse.