Close to Home by John McPherson

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  1. Arch Stanton

    Arch Stanton said, almost 2 years ago

    Kids listening to grandpa? Not likely.

  2. 64old

    64old GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    our phone was on a table

  3. Johnny Potseed

    Johnny Potseed said, almost 2 years ago

    Well, we COULD see each other … unless we ran out of petroleum. And I could SMELL my sibling’s breaths. And mom could read my mind.

  4. cdward

    cdward said, almost 2 years ago

    You mean 2015, right?

  5. FlyerTom

    FlyerTom said, almost 2 years ago

    When Bell ran everything, everybody got one phone, unless you paid additional extension charges. If you were clever enough to score another phone and hook it up, they’d know about it.

  6. joe piglet

    joe piglet GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    I am only 47 but when I was growing up my phone rang 1 long and 2 short. Know what I mean?

  7. furnituremaker

    furnituremaker said, almost 2 years ago

    we still had the old Bell Generator phones

  8. emjaycee

    emjaycee GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @joe piglet

    heard of this, but our phone/landline never rang like that: straight ring, just like our current phones. was it some sort of messaging system?

  9. battle of plattsburgh

    battle of plattsburgh said, almost 2 years ago

    Phone? What is Phone??

  10. The J.A.M.

    The J.A.M. said, almost 2 years ago

    Odd, we got 2 extensions for our first phone….

  11. philyfanstukinmi

    philyfanstukinmi said, almost 2 years ago

    @emjaycee

    It was called a party line. More than one family had the same number and the ring designated who the call was for.

  12. philyfanstukinmi

    philyfanstukinmi said, almost 2 years ago

    And up until the mid nineties, my parents still had the black rotary phone.

  13. dapperdan61

    dapperdan61 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Oh God I’m getting old. I could be that old codger at the ripe old age of 89. I can remember having just 1 phone for the whole house but no party line. I worked for 30 years with the phone company but my job just became more obsolete. What work is left is getting outsourced to the Phillipines.

  14. brightr1

    brightr1 said, almost 2 years ago

    @emjaycee

    Look up party lines. Four or five homes used the same single set of wires. Each home had a different “code” of rings so you knew if the call was for you. (And if it wasn’t you picked up the phone anyway to evesdrop.)

  15. Rodney

    Rodney said, almost 2 years ago

    @emjaycee

    Look up “party line”.

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