May 3, 2014

Celebrate | Giggling with Dad




The giggle with Dad...

We were watching "The Walton's"  and when Mrs. Godsey was using the telephone, Dad told us how he used to have a similar phone. Their phone number was 23 and it meant two long turns and three short turns. His demonstration made me smile!

I asked if mom had a similar phone and then we started talking about party lines.

When my parents were living with my grandparents on the farm, they had a party line. A neighbor was notorious for talking a long time on the phone and no one else could use it when he did. One evening my mom decided to put the VACUUM up to the phone.

As he told the story and what the neighbor was overheard saying (can't repeat), Dad and I nearly fell out of our chairs!

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Finding joy in the little and big moments of life!


6 comments:

  1. Isn't it amazing what can trigger a memory? I remember my grandma having a party line too. Thanks for reminding me.

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  2. Nothing like family telling stories and laughing deeply. Thank you for the smile.

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  3. Love this memory -- nothing better like a great laugh. Thanks for sharing -- it made me smile.
    Clare

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    1. Clare, thank you for the encouragement!

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