Scouts-L Mail Archive for August of 1999: Re: Even more do you remember stuff
Re: Even more do you remember stuff
Blaine S Nay
Thu, 26 Aug 1999 21:25:08 -0700
On Thu, 26 Aug 1999 11:34:08 EDT WAHowland@AOL.COM writes:
>Did anyone else grow up in a small town where you picked up the
>phone and told the operator to whom you wished to speak?
The phone company came to our school (I was in 4th or 5th grade) and
showed us how to listen for the dial tone before dialing (wish I could
teach my kids that), then how to dial. Then we all got a chance to try it
on their mockup.
I think we had a dial phone in our home within a year after that -- a big
heavy black one, no other color was available. The little "princess"
phone came out a few years later -- in colors!
Blaine Nay, NL7EL, Silverdale, WA, USA