Phone Update......

Discussion in 'The Lighter Side...PG-13' started by riverbee, Nov 23, 2013.

  1. riverbee

    riverbee Active Member

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    Phoneupd.jpg ..........................................:lol:
     
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    With the GPS turned on so you can track them and know where they are.
     
  4. efmesch

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    With photo #3 you never got a wrong number and could always afford to pay the bill. :lol:
     
  5. brooksbeefarm

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    We still have phone #2 that our children played with 47 years ago. We always knew where our daughter was when she was playing with it,when you pulled it across the floor with the string it would ring with every step she took.:roll: Jack
     
  6. efmesch

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    We no longer have our "model #2". Long ago it was passed on to a third generation member of the family and, considering its durability, it will probably be good for another generation or two.
     
  7. riverbee

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    With photo #3 you never got a wrong number and could always afford to pay the bill. [​IMG]

    good one ef! i don't own a smart phone, and i think my son' s fisher price went to my first grandchild, and i know my mother still has a few of these stashed away somewhere.
    and the tin cans......well everybody fess up, didn't you try this when you were kids?..........:lol:
     
  8. brooksbeefarm

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    Yes, but our string was longer.:lol: Jack
     
  9. riverbee

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    hmmmmm jack, our's was too, but we used twine, maybe that's why it didn't work??????............:lol:

    and was there a difference in the cans?........:lol:
     
  10. Marbees

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    twine no good, triple Singer black thread and cans from assorted peas, reception was exceptional :grin:
     
  11. brooksbeefarm

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    I think the cans looked similar to the ones above idon't remember, but they came from a canning factory close by? Jack
     
  12. riverbee

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    jack.....
    get on board with marbees.......LOL:lol:
    "twine no good, triple Singer black thread and cans from assorted peas, reception was exceptional [​IMG]

    way funny.......:lol:

    ps luv ya jack, and thanks marbees for the laugh!!!!!!
     
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    One ringy-dingy...........two ringy-dingy

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Zulu

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    Yes Greg, I lived on a farm with a party line ( 2 longs and a short) , there was always one busybody trying to listen in
     
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    Zulu, you "older folks" :wink: had names for your phone numbers right? I think my mom's number on the farm was, "tuxedo."
     
  16. brooksbeefarm

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    We had a party line for a short time, one of my brothers came up with one of those ooooga(sp?) horns and when we knew someone was listening in on us, we would lay the receiver next to the horn and press the plunger on the horn. We learned some bad words that way and we soon got a straight line.:lol: Jack
     
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    "We learned some bad words that way and we soon got a straight line.[​IMG] Jack"

    .....:lol:
     
  18. Zulu

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    Lol, yes there was always some old biddie who had nothing else to do but listen in.

    ​I'm not such an old timer, this was in 1970's , and we just used the farm name..... Living in rural South Africa.
     
  19. srvfantexasflood

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    We had a party line, but I don't remember having an exclusive ring. Occasionally you would pick up the phone and the neighbors would be on the line. I do remember only having a four digit phone number. Ours was 3705. My mom and dad were the phone company. Mom ran the office and Dad was the lineman, repairman, etc. It was a Mom and Pop phone company that hired my Dad after WWII. Mom knew everyone's phone number. As a kid, I would go into the back of the office where the switch board was. You could hear click,click,click,click. That was the rotary dials being dialed by someone making a phone call.