The Party Line – Wordless Wednesday

Do you remember the “party line”?  I don’t like to admit it, but I do remember them.  It’s not that I’m too terribly old…  No, I grew up in a very rural part of the country.  I remember listening to the distinct ring.  Was it my ring or my neighbor’s ring?  That’s not the only thing…  If someone else on my line was talking, I could hear everything that was being said if I picked up the phone and listened.  I didn’t do that, but I know some people did.

At Disneyland, you can relive those “party line” times at the Market House on Main Street.  Look for a couple of the above phones in the back of the Market House.  When you pick up the receiver, you can hear the conversation from the 1890s.  What a neat way to show kids how phones used to be!

 

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