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    Quote Originally Posted by Inspector View Post
    I can remember before the dial. our number was 149R.
    We had to dial CL6 then the 4 digit number.
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    Remember the good old rotary dial phone well. When I was a kid in the 50's, my parent's phone was on what's called a "party line". That meant there weren't enough phone numbers to go around so about six families phones would ring at the same time and you had to determine if the call was for you. We would answer the phone if the ring tone was two short rings and one long ring.

    The problem was everyone of the six families could answer the phone and listen to the conversation. I remember my mom saying she could hear the neighbor listening in because she could hear her dog barking in the background! What a system!

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    Remember when we were all on a "party" line? Your neighbors could listen in to our calls....
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    I remember those as a kid, we had a two party line, so you had to watch what you said, because someone could be listening.

    thanks for posting, it brings back old times. marion

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    We had a party line. My Parents, Grandparents...and "Martina"...the old woman who was always on the phone. I remember talking to my friends as a kid with the constant third party breathing in the background. Whenever my Grandmother needed to make a call she would just pick up the phone and say "Martina"....and there was an instant "OK BYE" on the other end...lol

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    New title for your pic: "How we handled telemarketers and political calls (and politicians, for that matter) back in the day"
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    That brings back memories Jay, heck I remember when we had party lines and you had to wait for the line to clear to use the phone... LOL "D"
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    Oh yes! I remember flying to Seattle in the early 60’s and my relatives had push button phones. I thought oh my, so advanced. That is a nice find.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lairmo View Post
    We had a party line. My Parents, Grandparents...and "Martina"...the old woman who was always on the phone. I remember talking to my friends as a kid with the constant third party breathing in the background. Whenever my Grandmother needed to make a call she would just pick up the phone and say "Martina"....and there was an instant "OK BYE" on the other end...lol
    I posted to the thread before I read your post Lairmo, but you're right on the money!!! You could always tell when someone else was listening in on your phone calls... "D"
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    "Blessed is the Nation, who's God is the Lord!!!" Psalms 33:12

    "I have fought against the people of the North because I believed they were seeking to wrest from the South its dearest rights. But I have never cherished toward them bitter or vindictive feelings, and I have never seen the day when I did not pray for them." General Robert E. Lee


    "My religious belief teaches me to feel as safe in battle as in bed. God has fixed the time for my death. I do not concern myself about that, but to be always ready, no matter when it may overtake me, that is the way all men should live, and then all would be equally brave." General Stonewall Jackson

    Founder / CEO "Indian Creek Historical Society"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Possum View Post
    I posted to the thread before I read your post Lairmo, but you're right on the money!!! You could always tell when someone else was listening in on your phone calls... "D"
    Man y’all are old lol
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