I stepped into the early morning sunshine on Saturday to find this year’s Coronado Telephone Book on my doorstep. Honestly, I was excited because I just love the Coronado Telephone Book!
This is a book that I look through and read. It is not just left on a shelf to be consulted when looking for a telephone number. It is filled with so much useful information and not just about our community and its happenings – although what it includes does make it a very useful resource.
It has a fun side too. It has these funky fun facts scattered throughout the yellow page section. For instance, I found this fun fact in this year’s edition:
“The first seedless grapes were the result of a random genetic mutation thousands of years ago.
To reproduce the fruit, a clever farmer clones the vine (with no seeds, there’s nothing to plant) – meaning that today’s seedless grapes are directly descended from that one mutated vine.”
Love it! And what about this one?
“The frozen TV diner debuted in 1952, when a marketing exec at Swanson was looking for a way to sell a truckload of surplus turkeys that hadn’t sold in time for Thanksgiving.”
The Coronado Telephone book is published by my friends Bobby and Carla Kennedy. In their own words, “The Coronado Telephone Book reflects Coronado’s unique character and is specifically tailored to our community, its citizens and visitors.”