Party line phones. How well I remember those days. We had a 4-party line and when we upgraded to a 2-party line we thought we had really come up in the world.

I recall how often one of my parents would be talking on the phone and would stop their conversation to tell one of the other “parties” that they would be off the phone in a minute so they could use it. And of course there were the inconsiderate ones who would pick up their phone and instead of checking to see if someone else was on the line, would just start dialing. Yes, dialing — we didn’t have push-button phones back then.

And cell phones? Ha! In my early days, they would have been found only in science fiction stories.

Louis Hart

I’ve been a writer and photographer for more years than I want to try and count. My preferred genre is whatever comes forth when I sit down to write.

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