amazing is that I have a friend who still has a phone like this, and it's functional.
GaryO - September 29, 2012, 10:53 am,
Amazing, Mariand. Back in the 50s, I remember picking up the receiver and a voice would say ‘number please’, and I’d say ‘Mom?’…then the voice would say, ‘Gary, hang up.’…it was a small town.
maoworks2 - September 29, 2012, 11:47 am,
We Had One At The Cottage Just 2 Years
ago With A Party Line.
GaryO - September 29, 2012, 12:20 pm,
Yeah, I still remember Ol’ Mrs Hennesy’s sweet interjections…’GET OFF THE GODd*** PHONE’
MissPriss - September 29, 2012, 1:52 pm,
And that is how you give Priss a 5L guffaw! Thank you Mr.Gary! Don't go as far back as Gary but did have a party line when I first moved to the country. Gunsy (nickname for the old lady rose that shared the line) thought I was god on the line bahaha
GaryO - September 29, 2012, 2:46 pm,
Thank you Missy. Yeah, phones were a magical entity back then. You could talk to Santy from home, and knew better than to cuss him for last year…..there was always hope…why screw it up…didn’t know about extortion yet