I truly preferred the days when there was rotary or push button phones withOUT
answering machines. There was always a real person/receptionist that answered
Plus, playing phone pranks was more fun.
I remember my grandfather getting calls such as:
Is your refrigerator running?
Let me look, yes it is running.
YOU BETTER GO CATCH IT!
Is your water running?
Well let me see....yes.
WELL YOU BETTER GO TURN IT OFF!
I mean those phone pranks were so stupid they were hilarious.
We had a phone in most every room in the house. My grandmother had a Princess Phone.
It was pink with a lighted dial. It was in her bedroom and we always liked to go in there
and use her phone because it lit up. We had a phone in the basement with a super long
cord. I used it mostly when talking to my friends. It was on the wall and I could walk all
over the large basement while talking on that phone. I remember getting the cord all twisted
out of wack and after hanging up, twisting the phone around and around to get the cord
to it's original position. You know, the cords were coiled and easy to tangle so you had to
turn the phone around and around and around to get the cord untangled.
Good ole days, gone forever.