OT: telephones; was: numeration
|From:||Sally Caves <scaves@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, December 16, 2004, 20:49|
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark J. Reed" <markjreed@...>
> On Thu, Dec 16, 2004 at 12:08:42PM -0500, Ph. D. wrote:
>> My area got automatic dialing around 1960. I still remember
>> when I was five years old being taught to call my grand-
>> parents by picking up the telephone, waiting to hear a
>> voice say "Number, please," and then saying "221J".
I remember that, too. And party lines. You'd pick the phone up, and
somebody outside your house would be talking to somebody else outside your
house. The telephones didn't even have a dial compass.
> What, you couldn't just say "Hey, Sarah, put me through to Grandma" ?
:)) Or put me through to Aunt Bee? I assume you were making an Andy of
Mayberry joke. It's always fun to see Andy of Mayberry references (for our
non-US friends-- a beloved and extremely funny television series back in the
sixties. Sarah was the telephone operator).