Throw Back~ Lets see if you Remember this


Remember when land lines were the popular thing to have in your home. The cord could only go but so far which meant you were not able to go from room to room and talk. But some how we stretched that cord to be able to walk around a room. Remember lying on the floor with your feet prop up on the wall. But boy did we love it. 

I remember seeing my mom sitting in the living room talking on the phone, while we kids would be on the floor playing monopoly.

Do you remember having this phone in your house?


12 Comments Add yours

  1. Mary says:

    Yes, I remember those phones. I remember party lines. That’s when you would pick up the phone and you would hear other people having a conversation, so you would have to wait for them to get off the phone before you could make a call to someone. We also had letters as part of our phone number. I still have a land line phone, but it’s cordless. (:

  2. desirayl says:

    Yes, I remember the party line. I use to hate that when it would happen. Every once in awhile when it did happen I would start talking and join in on their conversation. I did not know if they could hear me. But one time when I did it I heard the one lady said someone is listening to our conversation.

    HAHA!!! Good times indeed. Thanks for sharing Mary.

  3. suz says:

    I remember that we couldn’t have many private conversations on our land line phones. When my youngest sister was introduced to the parents of one of her male friends (as teenagers), his parents, upon hearing her name, said “Oh you’re the girl he’s always whispering to on the phone.” 🙂

    We still have land line phones in our home – wired and wireless, and we’ve had our land-line phone number for over forty years. And although we have mobile phones we still get a decent amount of calls on our land line phone.

  4. desirayl says:

    That is fantastic Suz. You still have land lines. There surely was not much privacy back then.

    Thanks for sharing 👍 sis.

  5. desirayl says:

    Hello Claudia. Thank you for engaging on the post.

  6. Stacey Lynn says:

    Ohhhh yes, lol! My sister and I stretched that cord until it was STRAIGHT more times than I can count, HAHA! Mom would give us a time limit and if we did not meet it, she would simply unplug the phone from the wall and we would just be devastated 🙂 Our friends learned that when we suddenly “disappeared” that that was what had happened 🙂 Thanks for that wonderful bit of nostalgia!

  7. Yes! And we had a “phone table” beside ours. It looked similar to a school desk but the seat was cushioned!

  8. desirayl says:

    That is so cool how you shared your experience with the phone. I remember my parents had an time clock set and when it went off that meant time was up and we had to get off the phone.

    They surely were some great times we had. And of course once we had our time we could not go and ask can we use the phone again. Because we each wanted to talk to our friends. Mom would say if we did not get out what we wanted to say during that time then it had to wait til we saw them in school the next day.

    Thank you for engaging in this post.

  9. desirayl says:

    I remember those desk in school. You always had to slide into them in order to sit down.

    Thank you for engaging in the post too. Have a great day today.

  10. lol! Not only do I remember it, but I enjoyed sitting in the closet thinking I was having a private conversation. lol! Always good to hear from you my sister! Wonderful Jesus!

  11. desirayl says:

    Now that is cool! In the closet. I appreciate your kind words, Martie.

    Have a bless day.

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