And mine for the whole time I lived at home from early 50’s to late 60’s was Temple 1 5503. I even have a memory of being in grade school and sharing a party line with neighbors!

But the most fun I ever remember having on those old phones was after the Beatles would appear on the Ed Sullivan Show, and I would call my two best friends and scream and shriek and generally act totally hysterical over Paul! (To the utter disgust of my father!)



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Deborah Barchi

Deborah Barchi has recently retired from her career as a librarian and now has time to read, explore nature, and write poetry and essays.