Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Here's wishing everyone a terrific St. Patrick's Day from your humble Irish blogger! And in honor of the occasion, here's a quaint newspaper ad for the Lorain Telephone Company from March 16, 1974.

Looking at the ad brings back a lot of memories. Remember when you actually bought your phone from the phone company, and it had a little sticker on it with your number on it? (Don't forget, it also had the mixed letters and numbers prefix such as AVenue-2 instead of 282!)

The whole concept of party lines is pretty funny as well. Imagine picking up your phone to use it, and instead hearing someone else yakking! If that was still the norm in 2010, there would probably be cases of 'phone rage' due to impatient callers.

Lastly, think of all the kids growing up today who will never have had a land line phone with a cord in their house. (I still have a few in my house; I gotta have at least one phone that I can't lose!)

1 comment:

-Alan D Hopewell said...

I still remember our number from then...CHerry 4-5432. We had a black wall model phone.