Discussion in 'Lighten UPS' started by DS, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    aint it the truth
  2. rod

    rod retired and happy

    yes- it is 100% true

    BLACKBOX Life is a Highway...

    Excuse me for a 30lb rotary telephone is ringing.
  4. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Nothing like a rotary phone with an 8 party line. For you youngins - thats 8 different familys sharing the same phone line-- not 8 different keggers to go to.:peaceful:
  5. chev

    chev Nightcrawler

    :happy-very: Isn't it amazing how spoiled we are with technology now? Great video DS. Really makes you think how good we really have it. I don't think my kids even know what a rotary phone is, and, oh no!.....what ever would they do with out 500 channels and a computer? :surprised: I remember 5 basic channels and I was lucky to even watch that. Mom usually kicked us out the door and said go play. :happy2:
  6. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    HEmlock 4
    BLackstone 3
    FIrestone 9
    WAlnut 3
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Is this a golf foursome and their handicaps?
  8. ideliver2u67

    ideliver2u67 20 Down

    And how much complaining do we do when the tv remote doesnt work and we gotta GET UP and change the channel.
  9. spuman

    spuman New Member

    That's what kids are for!!
  10. chev

    chev Nightcrawler

    Yep. My little dish washing, trash taking out, room cleaning slaves. I'm such a slave driver.:raspberry-tounge:
  11. Wynter

    Wynter New Member

    If that's what I think it is my Grandmother's started with PYramid... so 79*-****

  12. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member got it !!

    Mine was a HE4, growing up.
    Then they did away with letters but didn't fully remove them from the phone.
    Now, knowing which letters go with what number is actually a trivia question in many quizzes.
  13. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    I second that. We had a party line, only 2 families though.

    My hubby has told me stories of when he was a little guy (3 yrs old), he would climb up on a chair and ring the operator and ask to talk to his grandma. The operator knew who he was and who he wanted to talk to. Now that was customer service.
  14. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    We used to be able to dial the last 4 digits within the same prefix. Those were the days.
  15. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    That was a time when people didn't "shoot the bull". They said what they had to say and got off the line out of courtesy.

    You heard stuff like , "I'll be there in 15 mins.....bye ". Just the important stuff.

    Today every 12 yr .old needs a cell phone and all I ever hear them saying is, "I don't know, what're you doing?" :sad-little:
  16. chev

    chev Nightcrawler

    :surprised: wow! That was a bit before my time. :wink2:
  17. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    What a baby!:happy-very: I would bet that at least one of my boys are the same age or near to the same age as you.:wink2:
  18. chev

    chev Nightcrawler

    Come on Dilli, you can't be that ancient.:wink2:
  19. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    My oldest son will be 28 in Apr. Is that ancient? Sure feels like it some days.:surprised: