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Old 05-14-2011, 10:20 PM   #29
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I worked as an operator for "Ma Bell" for a year right after High School.
My Grandmother (Dad's Step-mother) was a "Ma Bell" operator too.
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We may be the last folks in the United States without a cell phone in the family- we actually like being unreachable except through our landline.
We DO, however, have a really fine Phone Booth in our front yard out here in the deep dark woods.

It's carefully situated on the single spot on the property where our friends can get a cell signal!

We don't charge them...much... to use it, though.

Francesca

Well, what I don't miss is the telemarketers calling day and night. Gee, it's been several years since I had one of those. No matter where I am I can use the on/off control and turn it off completely. I can do without the land line.
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My Grandmother (Dad's Step-mother) was a "Ma Bell" operator too.
I think I KNEW her!
She spoke very fondly of you during our breaks with our feet up on the pickle barrel down at the General Store.......

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Hi: All... At 17 I was trained by Ma Bell. The Holiday Inn had a cord type switchboard. I was no "Ernestine"... One day I had a guy in one room, talking to a woman in another room and I threw the plug in without taping first!!! YIKES it was his Wife on the line... OH BOY!!!
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I think I KNEW her!
You must be an ageless beauty, then...
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Rotary phones....I can still bring up the memory of the sound the dial made rotating back around from 9....slow and easy. My kids played with our old black rotary phone for years after they were gone from regular use. Until the basement flood 9 years ago, I also still had a working Princess...boring white...but princess none the less. I also remember when they changed the innards and they suddenly became so very light-weighted. The old ones were heavy as heck. They had real ringers in them back then like the old wind-up alarm clocks with the big bells on them.

48's, 78's, 33 1/3's.....I remember how excited I was as a kid to get my own portable phonograph player....and all those old Disney music records....gads....suddenly I hear the "Howdy Doody" theme inna my head.

To steal from Bob Hope...."Thanks for the memories."
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She spoke very fondly of you during our breaks with our feet up on the pickle barrel down at the General Store.......

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You must be an ageless beauty, then...
Why, thank you, Frederick!
She was such a Dear! We got along famously...
We traveled together too, you may recall.
Perhaps you'd enjoy seeing this little snippet of the Home Movie we made during our trip to Russia in the early years of the 20th century.
This is the two of us on the steps of The Tsar's Summer Palace.
We did have to cut that trip short, as I recall.
Strangely, a "Revolution" broke out almost immediately after this footage was taken YouTube - Grandmas fight!

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