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    Admiral Honkenwheezenpooferspieler Corno Dolce's Avatar
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    And I remember some of the phones which one had to crank up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Contratrombone64 View Post

    You picked up the receiver and then dialled the number?

    fond memories for me.
    Actually we still pick up the receiver and push buttons, when we first came to NZ it took about 12/18 mths to get a phone installed and you had "party lines" which meant there could be anything from 3 to a dozen other people on the same line, those were the days and we don't want them back.

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    Our first phone didn't have a dial, you picked up the phone and waited for the operator to say "Number please". That was about 1946/7, exchanges were identified by name, number did not exceed 4 digits, so to call dad at work we asked for "Bournemouth 5850"

    At that time London had dial phones, the exchanges had a 3 character code and numbers were 4 digits. To call a phone outside the London area you dialled 0 and asked the operator for the exchange and number.
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    Our first telephone number was 22. The operator would often be able to tell you if the local number you wanted was home or not. i,e, Mrs Jones has gone to Towyn to see her sister and will not be back untill the 4.30 bus. It was that sort of village.
    The second telephone we had was state of the art. It had a little draw where you could place notes.

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    I can remember when J.C. Penny used to be called Penny's
    and it was located downtown somewhere. Now you have
    to go to the mall to get to it. Ours went out of business
    a few years ago. I remember when you could find yarn
    and other craft items at any department store. Now I'm
    lucky to find anything at Walmart these days. I'm praying
    for the day when a Michaels, or hobby lobby opens up here.
    Pajama parties were also a lot of fun.
    judy tooley

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    I remember our phone being on a party line, I also remember not having trouble to remember. lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by marval View Post
    I remember our phone being on a party line, I also remember not having trouble to remember. lol


    Margaret
    Were you in a remote area?? we were in a city suburb and had a party line

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    At the time it was a small market town, about 5,000 people. The place has grown a lot since then.


    Margaret

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    I just something that was rare on you tube. It was a
    RCA Victrola playing I'm in the mood for love. Knowing
    how boring CDs are now days with the same old things
    on them. I miss those days when you had records.
    I also remember the 8-track tapes too.
    judy tooley

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    The trouble with our record player Judy was, that you had to run to it when one side had played to turn it over.


    Margaret

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    Margaret

    I still have to do that with mine. I still love the vinyl and records will outlast CDs if you look after them. And as for album covers they are often artwork in their own right.

    teddy

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    I'm copying most of my Vinyl to hard disc then selected tracks to CD. Don't you often find there is often at least one track on an album which you could live without?
    Cheers MIKE.

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    I agree Mike.

    I have often purchased LPs just for two or three tracks. A terrible waste really.

    I am slowly being educated.

    teddy

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    I rarely buy CDs now preferring to download from Amazon and similar sources, I then "do my sums" and figure if it's cheaper to just D/L the tracks I want or if the complete album works out cheaper.
    Cheers MIKE.

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    Just had a thought the other day, does anyone still use the analogue film cameras now, I was into photography and still have 3 film cameras and 1 old plate camera, but since getting a digi camera I find I use it all of the time.

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