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New ‘wind telephone’ helps shut down complainers in East Nashville

New ‘wind telephone’ helps shut down complainers in East Nashville

Nashville, Tenn. (WTVF) – A new addition in East Nashville is generating a lot of buzz, and it’s the first of its kind in Middle Tennessee: a “wind telephone.” This is something that has been around for years in Japan.

People use unconnected rotary dial telephones and booths as a way to process grief after a loved one passes away. Visitors dial the number of their loved ones and can have one-on-one conversations with deceased loved ones.

Alison Young has been looking for one for many years.

Allison Young said, “I finally found a phone booth in September, and I wanted to have it open this specific weekend.”

Young unveiled the Wind Phone on the anniversary of his grandparents’ passing: the weekend of February 4th.

Young explained, “It’s important to offer as many different types of grief approaches as possible, so when you’re dealing with grief try to help as many people as you can.” “

Young knows some people aren’t familiar with the Wind Phone, but it’s already helping her friends like Renee Zaremba.

“It’s a place where you can focus and a place that’s meant to help you feel like you can communicate with the spirits of people you can’t pick up the phone and no longer Can’t talk. It’s going to give me the ability to shut something down,” Zaremba said.

Zaremba wanted closure for a very long time after losing a good friend last year.

Zaremba said, “There have been nights when I’ve tried – in my mind – to say to him the things I wanted to say, but it just never came through.”

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Now, Zaremba is able to feel whole again. Wind Phone is located at 1425 Rosebank Avenue in East Nashville.

Young has opened it up to the community. You can stop and park in his driveway to use it.

A small free library is also available next to the wind telephone.

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