OK Brunswick County, we need to talk!

Hate to be the one to break it to you, but phone books are out! Passe', old fashioned, antiques. A thing of the past.

And that’s both the white pages and the yellow pages.

In fact, if it wasn't for the small and steadily shrinking population of people who still have land line phones, the phone book would have already gone the way of the cassette tape, the Dodo, the wash board and the horse and buggy. They were all good for their time but modern conveniences have crowded them out.

This topic came to mind last week when a patient pointed out to me (I was already aware, of course) that due to my switching phone service to a cable company (not Verizon) my name and number no longer appear in the Verizon book that has “Emporia” written on it in big letters.

It is interesting to note that a recent Verizon phone book includes numbers from Emporia, Jarratt, Lawrenceville, Alberta, South Brunswick, Stony Creek and Capron and has only 18 pages of residential listings. The Business Listings section only has 10 1/2 pages but those include one entire page for a real estate company ad.

To read the entire article pick up the Oct. 10, 2018 edition of the Brunswick Times-Gazette.