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Originally Posted by NVhntr
I was only 8, give me a break.
OK.

We didn't have them where we lived.

If I was bored I had to read something. Or play cowboys and injuns, or break out the little rubber army men and tanks.


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In it is contentment
In it is death and all you seek
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You kids better hang up the phone and stop listening.. few minutes later phone rings, mom hangs up phone you little chits..


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Then STFU. The rest of your statement is superflous bullshit with no real bearing on this discussion other than to massage your own ego.
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We had a party line up until around the early ‘80s.
The girl out the road was a couple years ahead of me, and you know the cliche about teen girls and telephones.
She was on there every evening for at least an hour.
I never could figure out how you spend the day with someone at school, and still have so much to talk about that evening!
Finally around 81 or 82 we got a private line and cable TV..
We only had CBS and NBC as broadcast channels. I didn’t know who the hell Fonzi was until I was a junior in high school!
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Both grandparents had them. During the 70’s a family of Vietnamese boat people got housed by the Mennonites in a farm house down the road. They’d listen in 24/7 and repeat what you were saying trying to learn Engrish, LOL. My uncles would cuss them religiously, to no avail.



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We didn’t but had a good friend that did , every time I would try and call my parents to tell them I was staying for dinner it always took me a few try’s before it was open.

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We had one until the late 70's IIRC.

Hey, it was mid 60's when we got the indoor chitter, We were in high cotton with any phone!

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We had one in rural PA back in the 60's and 70's. The mother of other family on the line would always be listening in. You could be talking away and suddenly say "hi, Marylin" and she'd say hi back to you before she remembered that she hadn't been invited to the call.

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I do remember.
Ours was three shorts.

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We had one in rural NY in the 50’s. Prior to that we lived in town 2 years where there were no dial phones, you just picked up the phone and when the operator answered you gave them the number you wanted.

Long distance calls were an event in those days too. Sometimes took a few minutes to get connected and they were EXPENSIVE! Usually planned ahead for them by mail… made arrangements to call next Thursday night at 7:30 or whatever so everyone involved would be home and ready. No such thing as “long distance “ anymore.



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Yep, our ring was 2 longs and a short, but when it rang you could bet all the neighbors were listening.

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Had a party line at my hunting camp Catskills NY forever. We just got rid of it a few years ago when the cel phones became popular and all members had their own phone.

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Dang, my eyes must be getting bad, I thought the title of this thread was panty lines.

And with hanco as the OP, it looked promising.



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Yep, we had one until my dad became township supervisor, then the phone company put us on a private line.


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Originally Posted by smokepole
Dang, my eyes must be getting bad, I thought the title of this thread was panty lines.

And with hanco as the OP, it looked promising.
Yeah, but it's them yoga pants with no panty lines I wanna see.

On a nice 20 something, shapely azz of course.

Not one of hanco's gals.


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