Phantom – #JusJoJan the 20th, 2023

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Your prompt for JusJoJan, January 20th 2023, is “phantom” Use the word “phantom” any way you’d like. Have fun writing!

When I started University, mobile phones were still rare, and quite chunky.

If you had the latest music device, you were sporting a portable discman.

And computers were all the rage, though you weren’t likely to have your own, yet. There were banks of them in the library and ICT suites.

But the internet? This was the time of dial up connections, and rare to have in homes.

At university, though, we had banks of computers to use with (slow) but exciting to use, internet connection.

Plus an internal messaging system.

On this you could give yourself a nickname and send silly messages to other students.

My nickname was the Phantom Giggler, because I was always giggling, laughing or smiling.

And it was no secret who I was because everyone knew the smiley, curly-haired girl from Birmingham!

There you have it. A silly phantom tale!

35 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Linda G. Hill
    Jan 26, 2023 @ 15:14:19

    I remember that name! Wasn’t it the title of your blog once upon a time?

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  2. Jennie
    Jan 23, 2023 @ 02:24:17

    What a great memory!

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  3. John Holton
    Jan 20, 2023 @ 23:10:29

    We had transistor radios… AM (medium wave)only…

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  4. Kymber Hawke
    Jan 20, 2023 @ 15:09:15

    That’s a great nickname! 😀

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  5. willowdot21
    Jan 20, 2023 @ 14:46:31

    Why am I not surprised, your still the phantom giggler Sis 💜💜💜

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  6. Maggie
    Jan 20, 2023 @ 14:38:17

    What a fun memory!

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  7. Dan Antion
    Jan 20, 2023 @ 12:39:45

    I remember when that was one of your social media names. That’s a cool story.

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  8. beth
    Jan 20, 2023 @ 09:45:37

    a great nickname

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  9. Karen J Mossman
    Jan 20, 2023 @ 09:20:29

    I remember those day well!

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  10. Destiny
    Jan 20, 2023 @ 06:04:24

    Love the nickname…. 😁😁

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  11. Sadje
    Jan 20, 2023 @ 05:44:30

    A cute name.

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  12. tubasarwat
    Jan 20, 2023 @ 05:24:06

    What a nickname you had..😁

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