I had no patience and would pick up our receiver every 30 seconds to see if she was off the line.
Gail Boenning

Yes indeed!

We too had what they called a “party line”. As children, we would prank, interrupt, shamelessly eavesdrop and even mock teenage love talk.

On the plus side, it kept phone calls short and meant more actual personal visiting to catch up on all those stories you didn’t want the world to hear — that’s why I always keep in mind that facebook/instagram photos aren’t always a true reflection of a person’s life — rather more like a party-line version of it!

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