Maven Moment: Mom’s Old Address Book

Maven Moment: Mom’s Old Address Book

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Not so way back, virtually each family had an tackle e-book. In our home, we saved one proper by the telephone (it was a landline, in fact). We all the time knew the place to seek out it once we wanted to name a buddy or mail birthday or vacation playing cards.

Mom’s tackle e-book was a sure e-book with a padded cowl. The alphabetized pages made it straightforward to discover a telephone quantity and tackle and there was sufficient room within the e-book to write down an individual’s new contact data in the event that they moved.

Even although most everybody retains contact data on their cellphone in the present day, I nonetheless love to make use of Mom’s previous tackle e-book. Many of her contacts are nonetheless helpful to me and there may be loads of room for me so as to add new contacts. I actually just like the designated “D” web page for all of my medical doctors and there’s a spot for my work supervisor’s quantity on the within cowl.

When I search for an tackle or telephone quantity, I get pleasure from seeing Mom’s distinct European handwriting on the pages. But along with sentimental causes for conserving Mom’s e-book, I’ve sensible causes, too. If I lose or change my cellphone or the battery dies, that e-book is a helpful reference for my pals, household, and different contacts.

Luckily, Mom’s tackle e-book continues to be in good condition, so I’ll hold utilizing it for the foreseeable future. But if I needed to get rid of it, I’d need to hold it out of the landfill. Since it’s a sure e-book, it cannot be recycled curbside, however I might shred and recycle the pages. There are additionally all types of reuse projects for previous books. I particularly like the thought of utilizing the pages as a part of a decoupage project.

I feel it’s worthwhile to recycle or reuse no less than elements of an merchandise if not the entire thing. It all helps.