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Anyone grow up with a party line phone? I hated ours. Damn old lady down the road was always on the SOB. We had our own ring, two short rings I think.

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Removed a bunch of inadvertent party lines caused by mistakes from telephone installers. Just a matter of playing 'follow the meter'.


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My grandmother had one (1970s')
(Fúck,that was 50 years ago !!)


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When I was growing up in west central Ks, in the 50s/early 60s, we had one, two longs and two shorts.


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Had one growing up in the Adirondacks. Was in the Navy in Northern Ca and stopped in the tiny town of Hayfork, Ca (near Peanut) to make a call on the payphone. That payphone was on a party line.

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A 9-party line as a kid in St James, Tenn. Mid 1950's

Remember the crank phones to the switchboard in Burkesgarden, Va. Early 1950's


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Originally Posted by hanco
Anyone grow up with a party line phone? I hated ours. Damn old lady down the road was always on the SOB. We had our own ring, two short rings I think.
I know exactly what you are talking about.

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Originally Posted by 1minute
A 9-party line as a kid in St James, Tenn. Mid 1950's

Remember the crank phones to the switchboard in Burkesgarden, Va. Early 1950's

probably ran across you back then. I still have relatives there.


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Back when I was a kid, a good friend of ours had one. Always thought it was fun to listen in. When you are a kid in the country, simple things amuse you....


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Originally Posted by hanco
Anyone grow up with a party line phone?

Thanks to the NSA, FBI, etc., we all be on a party line now. Maybe multiple.

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Yep, I grew up with a party line. My aunt and her friend had to rehash the soap opera's every afternoon about 4 pm. For an hour, there was no getting on the phone.

We started out with 3 shorts when there were 7-8 parties on the line. Then it went to a long and a short, when they changed it to 4 parties to the line.


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Originally Posted by LRoyJetson
My grandmother had one (1970s')
(Fúck,that was 50 years ago !!)


53 years ago, was Junior in high school then

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Mabel! Mabel Crabtree, you hang up that receiver now. I got important business to do with this feller and I don't need the whole county knowin' bout it before the deal is done.


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3 room schoolhouse I attended 1st through 4th grade before they bused us to town had one.

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Originally Posted by hanco
Originally Posted by LRoyJetson
My grandmother had one (1970s')
(Fúck,that was 50 years ago !!)


53 years ago, was Junior in high school then
Not far behind in elementary school.
We're closer to 2070, than 1970 !!
WTF


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Rural West Virginia that was all we had thru the 60's and 70's. We were so poor we had a listed number but dad got laid off and couldn't afford a phone when it went through, got our first phone in maybe 1970, color tv in 1976.

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I remember that in 1960 we moved to Minot, ND and the first house we lived in had a party line. If I got real bored I'd listen in.


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Originally Posted by NVhntr
I remember that in 1960 we moved to Minot, ND and the first house we lived in had a party line. If I got real bored I'd listen in.
Is your name Mabel?


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