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RIP, telegrams

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TheSportsPredictor, Jun 17, 2013.

  1. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    The last telegram in the world will be sent somewhere in India on July 14.


    Here's hoping the last telegram says, "LOL RIP".
  2. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

  3. BNWriter

    BNWriter Active Member

    I could have sworn the last telegram in the U. S. was sent about two years ago, if I remember the timing and the news report I saw at the time. STOP
  4. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    So does that also mean an end to singing telegrams?

    Telegrams - when being there isn't important enough for you - but you still want to make an "entrance".
  5. dreunc1542

    dreunc1542 Active Member

  6. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member

    The only telegram I ever received was at my bar mitzvah in 1973 from out-of-state relatives.

    Love the old movies where they sent them. "Break in the case, stop. Get back to town immediately, stop."

    Has anyone else here sent of received a telegram?
  7. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    More importantly, has anyone received a Candygram for Mongo?

    Or a Pajamagram?
  8. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Mongo like candy.
  9. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

  10. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Did the "Stops" count as words for pricing?
  11. X-Hack

    X-Hack Active Member

    I received my only telegram under the exact same circumstances you did. Except it was 1983.
  12. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    My favorite telegram trivia: At the train stations at Disneyland, the morse code being tapped out on the loudspeakers is Walt Disney's Disneyland dedication speech.
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