Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Remember When Phone Calls Cost A Dime?

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The telephone is a wonderful invention, 
Calling all kinds of things to your attention. 

Living in the country and having a party line 
Meant others could listen to you at the same time. 

When the phone rang, we had to carefully listen 
To which ring was ours or a call we’d be missing. 

Our ring was 3 short, but there were 3 others 
Who may listen in if it were not for their mothers. 

We’d all give a jolt at the very first sound 
When off to the telephone we surely were bound. 

Standing there waiting for those 3 short rings 
For a call just for us as the telephone sings. 

by Jean E. Gorney