When someone asks how life is different in Floyd County, my wife often points to the annual meeting of the Citizens Telephone Cooperative.

“It’s the only place I’ve ever lived where the phone company invites you over for lunch once a year,” she says.

The annual meeting always ends with a chicken lunch. First, of course, we have to sit through the annual meeting and then the drawing for door prizes. I’ve never, ever, won a door prize — until today when they called out my number for a 137-piece Craftsman tool set.

Call it the Joy of Telephony.