Monday, December 17, 2018

Is Anything Sacred Anymore?

This is a bit late, but the thought hasn't left me since Thanksgiving time.  To tell what I mean, we need to discuss the point that one aspect of Thanksgiving is gratitude.  Among other things, gratitude means being content with what you have.  It means not wishing you had what someone else has and being happy and grateful for what you do have.

It is always so irritating when I hear and see commercials advertising how we need to buy more things to be happy.  This is greatly augmented when those commercials happen the VERY DAY we celebrate gratitude and Thanksgiving.  Black Friday has encroached on the day when we should be grateful and be with family and friends.  Instead, we are told we need to leave our family and day of gratitude to go and covet what we lack.  Is anything sacred anymore?  Can we really not have a single day to just be with family and friends?  Can we just keep this day sacred where we can be grateful and contemplate our blessings, pray, and meditate on what we have, not on what we lack?

“If a fellow isn't thankful for what he's got, he isn't likely to be thankful for what he's going to get.” 
-Frank A. Clark
Keeping sacred what should be sacred is how we build stronger families, communities, and nations.  We call on businesses to honor what should be kept sacred and keep Thanksgiving a day of gratitude and not a day of coveting.

Obviously our company wishes to sell FotoDialers and other products.  But, we also recognize happiness is not achieved with things and selfishness and that there are more important things than a quick buck.  For these and so many reasons, we are happy to say we are never open on Thanksgiving and will never advertise an, "early Black Friday."  If you call us on Thanksgiving, we will not be here.  If you order online on Thanksgiving, you will receive a confirmation the following business day.  We need more respect for the sacred.  If we forget gratitude on the very day we celebrate it, then what is the point of celebrating?  We will not find the peace gratitude bestows with untethered envying.

From FotoDialer, remember an attitude of gratitude!

Monday, October 8, 2018

Married Couple Dies Minutes Apart

With starry eyed optimism, nearly every newlywed couple says they will live to old age then die holding the hand of their beloved while asleep.  While this dream of youth may not come to fruition for most couples, it did happen to an Idaho couple who had been married for 63 years.

Bob and Edna Huntley got off to a rocky start in their courtship, but it ended magnificently.  On their first date, Bob stood Edna up to go hunting instead.  Edna forgave him and they were married some time later.

 Image retrieved here

At the time of their death, they were persevering through her cancer and his dementia.  She died in her sleep with him following less than an hour later.

Their marriage was a great success and an example to us all.  They proved the veracity of this quote:
"Chains do not hold a marriage together.  It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads, which sew people together through the years."
-Simone Signoret

You can see the full article HERE.

From FotoDialer, have a fantastic day!

Friday, October 5, 2018

Remembering Nancy Reagan, an Alzheimer's Advocate

Nancy Reagan, an Alzheimer's advocate

At FotoDialer, we love to recognize those who serve others.  One of these greats was Nancy Reagan.  Mrs. Reagan used her position and the Alzheimer's diagnosis of her husband, former President Ronald Reagan, to bring awareness to the disease. 

Mrs. Reagan was a great advocate for the afflicted, their families, and caregivers.  The Alzheimer's Association wrote a great article HERE honoring her after her death on March 6, 2016.

What other remarkable Alzheimer's advocates do you know of that we should mention? 

"To my young friends out there: Life can be great, but not when you can't see it. So, open your eyes to life: to see it in the vivid colors that God gave us as a precious gift to His children, to enjoy life to the fullest, and to make it count. Say yes to your life."

-Nancy Reagan

Monday, September 14, 2015

Grandparents Day!

Yes, Grandparents Day was September 13, 2015 this year.  Though we are a day late in mentioning it, we thought we'd at least let others know they can celebrate their Grandparents any time.  Make sure to call them and send your love. 

Thinking of getting something special for your Grandparents?  Try FotoDialer!

"What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, lessons in life. And, most importantly, cookies."  -Rudy Giuliani

Friday, April 17, 2015

Baby Surprise!

For anyone who has had a baby you know the excitement surrounding the birth.  Our family has contests to see who can guess the gender of the baby and when they think the baby will be born.  Sometimes parents try to keep the gender a secret until the birth, but what this couple did takes the cake!

They not only made their family and friends wait until birth to find out the gender, but they also neglected to tell another little something about their upcoming baby . . . that they would be having TWO!  This video captures the reactions when people find out the gender and the fact these parents delivered twins.  Watch the video to see their gender. 

See the story and video HERE.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Heartwarming Valentine's Day Story

There is so much bad news out there it can be downright depressing.  So we try to bring you some good news from time to time. 

Here is a great story of a boy from Oklahoma who gave an anonymous Valentine to every girl in his High School.  Though he gave the Valentine's anonymously, they found out his name is Dan Williams.  The amazing things is Williams began earning money to pay for this back in the summer.  He was $150 short under two weeks ago, but said, "The Lord provided." 

Hopefully more follow the example of this exemplary young man and think of others before thinking of themselves.

Read and watch the heartwarming story by clicking HERE.

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015


Occasionally we get calls about an issue someone is having with their FotoDialer.  We thought it would be useful to post a few things to do if you have issues.

Problem: The FotoDialer won't program the number.  This is usually due to one of a couple reasons.  Below are two things to watch for. 
  • 1) When you push the white program button, does the dial tone go away?
  • 2) If the dial tone does go away in program mode, but the FotoDialer still won't program, there is another issue. 
Solution: If you observe number 1 above then the problem is because the cords in the back are in the wrong spot.  When you go into program mode, the dial tone is supposed to go away.  Make sure the cord coming from the wall that normally goes into your phone is connected into the FotoDialer RJ-11 connection labeled, "LINE."  Then the white cord provided with your FotoDialer that comes from the phone should go into the FotoDialer RJ-11 connection labeled, "PHONE."  If they are not in the correct location, the FotoDialer cannot go into program mode. 
So go ahead and switch the two cords.

Solution: If you notice number 2 is happening, you have one of two issues.  Your pages need to be flat when you program or your batteries are too low.  Make sure to get NEW alkaline batteries for your FotoDialer.  Do not just use some from the junk drawer.  Even if they don't expire for another three years, they may not be adequate.  The low battery light indicator will tell you if they are extremely low, but it is best to just get new ones.  If there is not enough power to program the number, the FotoDialer either won't accept the new number in full or will just go to the last phone number programmed in.  In other words, since the power is low, it dials what takes less energy. 
So get new batteries and keep those pages flat and you should be fine.

We have very few issues from FotoDialer owners, but occasionally there are problems.  Hopefully these solutions will be of help.  We are grateful for our awesome FotoDialer customers!

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