The rotary dial I used most recently was at my grandmother Dymock's house in Chapel Hill, NC eight years ago. Especially the one in the kitchen sandwiched between her ancient plastic phone book with the phone #s of her mostly dead friends and an enormous jar of dog food for the corgis (though she moved here at 19 she remained a loyal subject of the Queen till the end). Gosh the physical details of her house flood back. She was born in 1904! What's the last rotary phone you used?