@bradenslen thanks for sharing your memories from your childhood. Were the phones you saw rotary dial or push button?
My experience with payphones is as an immigrant living in New York City1 in the mid-80s. Before cell phones, a quarter (and sanitizing wipes) was the only way to communicate changes in travel plans. I always had coins in my pocket.
- For some reason, Sting’s Englishman in New York, popped into my head. Earworm? ↩