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GOOD OLE DAYS: 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



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

  2. 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. 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. I have ours that we had when I was a child

  5. Still have the one that we had when I was young

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