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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

♫ Ring, Ring, Ring ♫

♫ Ring, Ring, Ring ♫


My parents still have a rotary phone. It looks like the one above, but in a pea green color.
It is down in the basement. 
My boys saw the rotary phone and asked grandma "What is that, Grandma?"
Oh my, did my mom get a chuckle. 
The boys got so excited to use it. They each called me twice.

♫♪ Ring, Ring, Ring  ♫♪

"Hello" I said.
"Hi Mom, we are calling on grandma's phone in the basement. It is so cool mom!"
"We are going to hang up now, so we can call you again!"

♫♪Ring, Ring, Ring♫♪

And we did the following conversation from above again and again.
I loved every minute of it and so did my mom.



How come wrong numbers are never busy?


19 comments:

  1. Good question!! I love those old rotary phones!!

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  2. That's cute and funny. They make something that looks like the top part to plug into a cell phone. My daughter wanted it for Christmas. It was just a novelty. Kids have grown up without phones attached to walls and land lines. Fax machines are also obsolete!

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  3. We still have an old black one but I'm not sure if it works. No way to check it....we only have cell phone service now! lol Very cute post! Enjoy your day! Hugs!

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  4. Oh, that is so cute. Thanks for sharing. I haven't seen one of those in a long time.
    Hugs,
    JB

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  5. I remember being in a rush to call and it took so long for those numbers to spin around....and I could only speak privately from as far away as the cord would reach! Ha! Your kids must have had fun!

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  6. Oh- yeah- that is what I grew up with and what my mother still had till she could no longer live at home. xo Diana

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  7. I remember using old rotary phones. Still like their ring tones best.

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  8. I recall rotary phones, and also the dreaded party lines, which we had briefly when I was a child. You would pick up the phone and hear a busy signal or even the conversation going on.

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  9. You've got me smiling! We had a white one just like your Moms for years...with a long cord. Come to think of it our new kitchen phone has a cord so long it touches the floor. The good old 'land line'. Hope you are staying cozy...we are remodeling our bathroom and out getting everything we need. Its so good to come home to heat!

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  10. I love the vintage-y look of the old rotary phones, I even have my Snoopy rotary phone that graced my room in 3rd grade and all through my living at home with Mom and Dad years. Do you remember the old party lines, when neighbors shared lines? Crazy to think that wasn't all that long ago!!!

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  11. Too funny..but I must confess my mom also has a wall phone. We just convinced her last year to get a cell for emergencies while she is out driving. Janice

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  12. Makes us think doesn't it...what other cutting edge technology from way back when will they come across later.

    Jen

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  13. Technology moves so fast! I have to describe rotary phones to my kids - they're fascinated!

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  14. I think our old phone was green too! That's neat that your kids had so much fun on the rotary phone. They can have such neat experiences at grandma and grandpa's house.

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  15. Very cute! and so true regarding wrong numbers.

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  16. I've recently found my grandmother's old telephone. I tried using it and it was fun for a moment, made me feel like Mrs. Bucket when I answered it (except that this one is black) but you wouldn't believe how long it takes to dial! Forever!
    Amalia
    xo

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  17. I absolutely love hearing that they enjoyed the "vintage" phone! Because of how remote we are, we still want a corded phone to hang on the wall. It's amazing how few options there are these days for that style of phone... even with buttons! Guess I am showing my age by wanting one in the house!

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  18. That's so funny! I have a small collection of rotary phones and up until recently when we got rid of our land line I still used them. Our neighbor's 8 year old son came over once this past summer to use the phone and he had never seen one like it before.

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  19. Oh my word, Carla! This made me laugh right out loud. Dennis: "Something must be funny!" Me: "It's hysterical. . .listen to this." I read your post to him, laughing through the whole thing. He starts laughing, too. Dennis: "That's cool!" Oh, my friend, you made our day! Hugs, Nancy

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