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THROWBACK THURSDAY: Do you remember long distance phone calls?

When was the last time you saw one of these?

Do you remember when we looked forward to the weekend so we could make ‘long distance’ calls at a lower price?

Telephone - Tuscaloosa news March 17, 1937 (2)

 Tapestry of Love Historical Series 2nd edition 2015 – Court records dating back to the 1630s create historical accuracy as the reader is taken back to the primitive days of colonial Virginia and Maryland where the Pattendens encounter life-changing difficulties with Indians, ducking stools, illness, massacres, death, loneliness, love, and greed.

READER REVIEW OF RIBBON OF LOVE: 2nd edition – A Novel of Colonial America  Book one: The exhilarating action and subplots keep the reader in constant anticipation. It is almost impossible to put the book down until completion. – Dr. Don P. Brandon, Retired Professor, Anderson University

About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and All her books can be purchased at and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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  1. We had a phone like that when I was growing up !!

  2. Charles Moore

    Do you remember phone number prefixes that started with two letters that stood for a word plus a number. We were WE5 (WEbster 5) before the phone company changed it to 935.

  3. Charles Moore

    What about taking a long trip as a child and calling your own home phone long-distance, person-to-person to speak to yourself when you got to where you were going. Mom would answer and and when the operator said “long distance, person to person for …” she would say “he’s not here right now” but mom would know you got there ok and there would not be a charge.

  4. Brenda Wilson Benavente

    I have ours that we had when I was a child

  5. Rick Richbourg

    Still have the one that we had when I was young

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