One Phone

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For decades there was one phone in the house.  The first phones were on the wall the and the caller had to crank the phone to alert the operator who would then connect you to the proper line.

When I was growing up, most homes has one maybe two phones.   Two phones was a luxury, however only one person could make a call at a time.

I grew up at a time when most phones has long cords and at night went with your parents in their bedroom    We couldn’t received calls on a school night or after nine.

Whenever, I would tell my mother it wasn’t fair-I should be able to call anyone I wanted to, she would remind me that she paid the bill AND if I wanted a phone, I could have one in my house!

Back in those days, are parents knew who we were talking to,there were no old men talking to 13 year old girls.  In the homes  where there were two phones, if she sensed something was strange, she might  pick up the other line and listen in.

Old Skol



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Moved to the Big Tomata in the nineties from San Francisco. No Suburbs for me with its single colored houses and lawns and the excitement of pulling out my trash can once a week. I'm a CityFella , a part time New Yorker. I'm happiest in the Center City where people the streets and people are alive. I'm still waiting to buy a 34th floor condo somewhere downtown/Midtown with a nightclub. "Hurry I'm old" My politics are somewhere in the middle with a needle that constantly moves. I'm too liberal to be a Republican and too conservative to be a Democrat. Everything interests me . I've come to love Sacratomato, Its a nice town in cheap sensible shoes .

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