Lots of homes throughout our state loss power yesterday. We're a pretty rural state with plenty of power poles. I don't really know what they are called today. We used to call them just plain telephone poles. Whatever they are called they cover the landscape here, city streets and country roads. Someday these poles should be a thing of the past, like the word telephone. Going, going, gone. You see I know cell and phone, but I haven't heard the word telephone in years. When these power poles disappear, oh happy day. Will loss of power during a storm be a thing of the past? Probably not, but I'll tell you one thing the landscape will be a lot less ugly to look at around here.
They'll be more trees too.
Now, that'll be a good thing.
It's going to take a lot of digging to put all those power lines underground.ReplyDelete
I know -- crazy, ugly, overhead power lines . . .ReplyDelete
ice and wind and rodents do not play nice with electric lines.ReplyDelete
Yeah we still got lots of telephone poles and that is still what I call them. One of my daughters works for the power company and yes they call them power poles. They don't even say Electric company any more. The world is changing, my friend---of course we just keep getting younger. LOL MBReplyDelete
Totally agree Birdman.. there are a few suburbs around that have underground electricity and it looks so good, not mine unfortunately!ReplyDelete
I think the telephone poles will last as long as the human species does.ReplyDelete
Yes I imagine telephone poles will be be history in the not to near future. Maybe we could recycle all the poles into large log cabins -- barbaraReplyDelete
How long has it been since you've actually "dialed" a phone? The term persists, but there are a couple of generations now that have never stuck their fingers in a slot and dialed. I did a post recently on poles that were being replaced. Had to remind myself they aren't telephone poles. Ours at least are mostly for power now.ReplyDelete
I still think of them as a telephone pole, but even growing up, we didn't have dialing phones. Always touchtone.ReplyDelete
Utility poles is what we call them down here in the Commonwealth.ReplyDelete
Nice spot of color.ReplyDelete
They are called utility poles. And, especially in a primarily rural state like yours, with a low density population, poles are going to be around for the rest of your lifetime and beyond. Undergrounding is far too expensive and introduces different problems.ReplyDelete
I have often wondered why power lines cannot be buried, as they do in European countries. My DH in his wisdom declares that the cost would now be prohibitive.ReplyDelete