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Jerry and the Blackberry (Not Jam) Swap: Pearl for a Curve

Remember how when  Jerry lost his phone a few weeks ago, and having admired Michael’s Blackberry, went for ordering one of his own, choosing the Pearl model. He dinked around with  the little silver unit, bought a holder to strap onto his belt. and finally got it to ring in a satisfactory way. Then he decided the keyboard was too small for his fingers. On the phone with the Verizon/Blackberry people a few days ago, he ordered a different model, managing to get it with no additional charges. (Had something to do with my phone account since I was due for an upgrade.) He chose the Curve model which arrived yesterday, after which he spent many hours following directions that appeared on his computer screen when he installed the disc that came with his new phone.

So, Jerry will be out and about today with the Blackberry Curve ensconced in the cute black holder he straps onto his belt. If you’re lucky, he might call you, or send an email your way.


By Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 81 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She was married to Jerry for 64 years, and grieves yet at his death in August of 2019. They have 4 children, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)

7 replies on “Jerry and the Blackberry (Not Jam) Swap: Pearl for a Curve”

One word….iPhone!!!!!! I turned in my Blackberry!

Well, Dave, you seem convinced. What is better about the iPhone?


I hope that he is enjoying his blackberry curve. But pass on this piece of advice tell him to keep the trackball as clean as possible or otherwise it will loose its range of motion.

I’ll tell him.


I too have a Blackberry Curve! Mark and I recently upgraded to these remarkable phones. Congratulations, Bro. Buxton! Shoot Mark and I an SMS text sometime and we will reciprocate!!

Happy Mother’s Day, Sis. Buxton!! May your day be filled with love from all your kids and grandkids, and blessings from above! Have a wonderful day!

You’re a darling, Jana. Thank you for the good wishes. I’ll pass along the Blackberry message.


Years ago a friend of mine was at a District board meeting where everybody had a cellphone except for him… he just took his shoe off and started talking in it…


Bro. Gibbs, an 80 yr old friend of ours – said that it seems the cell phone is a status quo but he can’t afford one so he clips his garage door opener onto his belt. He is a card !


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