Elizabeth (Morrissey) Waeltz

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Ancient Faces
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Does anyone remember being tethered to a phone (without a long cord even) and talking to your boy/girl friend for hours? Oh, the old days!
Apr 30, 2019 · Reply
KellieAnne Foreman
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I miss this, ppl were forced to LISTEN and HEAR and PAY ATTENTION. Talking to family and friends was a privilege then. Now phones and communications are weaponized
Apr 30, 2019 · Reply
Jo Ann Schulte
When the phones were tethered, people were free. Now the phones are free and the people are tethered.
Apr 30, 2019 · Reply
Susan Haines
Yes.. because we felt like the decision was ours. To stay or go..to answer or not. Let it ring or unplug..now itโ€™s assumed everyone is immediately available, people get hurt when texts arenโ€™t answered, we are ruled by dings on a phone. And we did it to ourselves.. ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜… I want a rotary or push button phone, a turntable with albums, books on a bookshelf and blockbuster video! lol!!
Apr 30, 2019 ·
Scott Corbett
Jo Ann Schulte ...very true
May 02, 2019 ·
Susan Haines
Love that! Cell phones just arenโ€™t the same..
Apr 30, 2019 · Reply
Ree Young
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I still have a regular phone...though with a longer cord... because, when the bad thunderstorms or snow storms come and power goes out hours and my cell phone and laptop can't be charged, my landline works!

During Hurricane Florence, power was out for over a week and WiFi was really spotty, dropping what few calls connected even for a couple minutes. The Internet was done for hours at a time, too,...useless even if my laptop hadn't run out of battery power. My landline kept me in touch with the electric company, my family in other parts of the state, and was there if I needed emergency services. Also, in an emergency, cell phones locations are found by GPS, which can give an apartment building, but not which apartment. Landlines are located straight from the phone company and give exact locations.

Yes, as a teen, I'd spend long hours talking to my best friends with my mother walking in now and then and saying, "WHAT can you two be talking about? You just saw each other at school today!"
Apr 30, 2019 · Reply
Marlie McFarlane
Ree Young my sister was like that as a teen.........always on the phone. Now she hates talking on the phone and prefers to text.
Apr 30, 2019 ·
Esther Evans
I still have a landline as well....and the only reason I still have one is for emergencies...
Apr 30, 2019 ·
Ree Young
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Esther Evans I live in an area where I have to either hang over my porch rail to text or else go a mile down the road to make a call on a cell phone. There is also no WiFi out here, so, without a landline, I would not have DSL for my computer. There are still a lot of places in the US where cell phone service is minimal or nonexistent.

I only have a cell phone for emergencies when I'm away from home.
Apr 30, 2019 ·
Melanie Craig
Ah i loved it, i had a 25 ft cord and could wander around, stretch that sucker out to like 50 ft, except when id be talking hands free and drop the phone and it would go ricocheting down the stairs back into the kitchen. Remember Nikki Cairney
Apr 30, 2019 · Reply
Nikki Cairney
Melanie Craig I do actually, all I had was like a3ft cord on the wall phone!
Apr 30, 2019 ·
Melanie Craig
Nikki Cairney and Dave would call me to tell you to get off the phone, cause i had call waiting. ๐Ÿ’—
Apr 30, 2019 ·
Maureen Freeson
I am an old Lady , and I do not like cell phones,still have landline,the reason, no one ever looks at you any more,alwas got their heads in cell phones.I do love my laptop though. MO
Apr 30, 2019 · Reply
Bob Gaines
Lived in boarding houses growing up. Dad moved from job to job. Didn't even have a phone until 1947, and it was a manual dial, wall phone with a long cord.
Apr 30, 2019 · Reply
BeckyandBob Davis
Here is an idea from reading the comments: someone needs to invent a land-line phone with a USB port & Wi-Fi to recharge & connect a cell phone. Apple? Google?
Apr 30, 2019 · Reply
Bonita M Gordon
Had a telephone bench in the hall and could sit and talk with everyone walk ok ng by.
Apr 30, 2019 · Reply
Sean DeDanaan
With the installation of the first phone in my house, we had a 'party line' and it was as annoying as hell. On top of that, our number was NE-4-6606 and the number of the 100th precinct police department was NE-4 - 6066. We got loads of their calls. The call waiting we had was if you couldn't get through the busy signals, you waited. ;-)
Apr 30, 2019 · Reply
Tammy Bishop
Sean DeDanaan how did people dial the NE? Or other words or letters?
Apr 30, 2019 ·
Sean DeDanaan
If you look at a dial or touchtone phone, you'll see that letters were associated with numbers. NE-4 was actually 634. FWIW, the NE was an abbreviation for Neptune. My friend Jack's prefix was GR - an abbreviation for Granite.
Apr 30, 2019 ·
Esther Evans
And the phone was located in the living room where everybody in the family could listen in....I think that's why I hate talking on the phone even now.....
Apr 30, 2019 · Reply
Brin Ash
I appreciate a phone in an emergency. However, I have never liked phones as when I was young was never allowed to sit and chat on one, and they only rang when something dire had happened. First phone was grandma's up on the wall and you had to ring an operator to have her make your call. Years later had a 9 party line and the phone of all those people rang day and night with a long and short, whatever. If there was a call in or out, everyone knew your business as there was no respect for privacy. I never had a cell phone until 2003 when my job required it or be fired. So I have a land line and a cell phone and both nickle and dime me to death with taxes and the lot when I rarely used either one of them. Now I get 10 calls a day for the last 10 yrs. of telemarketers and robot calls of which I do not answer. I just unplug the phone most of the time or turn the ringer and the machine off so I can at least sleep at night. I just now deleted 32 telemarketer calls on my answering machine because it was full. Too bad if someone really needed to leave me a message with no room left on the answering machine. I'm old but not cranky. I just don't like the abuse of phones.
Apr 30, 2019 · Reply
Mark Cramer
I think I was talking to her.
Apr 30, 2019 · Reply
Bernadette Walsh
Hot stuff if you had a long cord that always got kinks in it
Apr 30, 2019 · Reply
Bernadette Walsh
We had limited service that meant you could make less than one out going call a day had poker chips to record your calls. Rough at the end of the month
Apr 30, 2019 · Reply
Larry Cawley
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The open window also dates a different time in America.
Apr 30, 2019 · Reply
AncientFaces
and the pull-down window shade. don't see those in silicon valley any more.
Apr 30, 2019 ·
Larry Iversen
Jo Ann Schulte , well said ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘
Apr 30, 2019 · Reply
Larry Iversen
There was 6 kid's in my house includes me we had a 3-minute timer by the phone couldn't be on the phone for any longer than 3 minutes too many kids my dad said I don't work for Ma Bell
Apr 30, 2019 · Reply
Puente Diane
One day my cousin...who was my best friend...spent 5 hours on the phone. Our parents werent home, and we both had phones with those crazy long cords...lol
Apr 30, 2019 · Reply
Jean Sanders
We had a party line...
Apr 30, 2019 · Reply
Marion LeBleu
Yes, unfortunately, I do!!!
Apr 30, 2019 · Reply
Suzanna James
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it was in the kitchen, a harvest gold number. I'd twist that all over the place to keep talking : )
Apr 30, 2019 · Reply
Theresa Padovano
Good times would be on for hoursโ˜Ž๏ธ ๐Ÿ’–๐ŸŒผ
Apr 30, 2019 · Reply
Karen Watson
I remember! I like the old phones. They are the "real" phones.
May 01, 2019 · Reply
Dianne Lee Blake
I do remember!
May 01, 2019 · Reply
Lynda Lerum
There's that damn lamp, every house ha one. throw it out.
May 01, 2019 · Reply
Vallerie Fletcher
Yes! In High School I spent about 5 hrs a day tethered to a phone with a short cord! If I was not on that phone in the evenings, it meant that I was over at my friend's!
May 01, 2019 · Reply
Vallerie Fletcher
Remember the FIRST "Cordless" phone in the 80's with the antenae and the home base... we could walk out on to the carport! Remember BEFORE caller - ID when we could make PRANK CALLS? LOL!!!!
May 01, 2019 · Reply
Constance Pentzer
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We still have a land line.
May 02, 2019 · Reply
Annie Sweeney
yesyesyes
May 03, 2019 · Reply
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