Free Range by Bill Whitehead for December 06, 2023

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    SHAKEDOWNVILLE  4 months ago

    "Cord"ial excursions.

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    Ratkin  4 months ago

    We were issued beepers and had to find pay phones.

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    seanfear  4 months ago

    1980, in a parallel universe.

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    Ubintold  4 months ago

    Before landlines, a string between 2 cans.

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    TStyle78  4 months ago

    I lived before cellphones and I don’t recall ever seeing people do that.

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    The Reader Premium Member 4 months ago

    Back then, you could find knots of people at every corner.

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    Walrus Gumbo Premium Member 4 months ago

    T-Mobile, the “T” stands for trip. Oops!

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    farside2000 Premium Member 4 months ago

    Oh The good old days!!

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    Huckleberry Hiroshima  4 months ago

    No. Not really.

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    Prawnclaw  4 months ago

    It should be tin cans on the end of the pieces of string.

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    Man of the Woods  4 months ago

    I do remember telephone booths, gave you a little privacy.

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    DM2860  4 months ago

    Those cords did not work past about 25 feet

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    Zebrastripes  4 months ago

    This is what cell users imagined…pre cell…LOL

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    Michael Scott Premium Member 4 months ago

    So THAT’S what B. C. stands for

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    Out of the Past  4 months ago

    We did try to stretch the line from one room to the next. Or a closet.

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    Nuliajuk  4 months ago

    I can remember when cell phones were rare expensive items that were only used by people who worked in remote places.

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    WCraft Premium Member 4 months ago

    We were too poor and all we could afford was empty Campbell’s soup cans and fish string.

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    Zen-of-Zinfandel  4 months ago

    Radio Shack walkie talkies for the kiddos.

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    Bill The Nuke  4 months ago

    There are probably some people who believe this.

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    DeaconJohnGiglioJr  4 months ago

    I had a 20 foot extention cord with my land line, so as to walk into other rooms. Sometimes it got tangled up!

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    Frank Burns Eats Worms  4 months ago

    If you know your party’s extension cord, you may dial it at any time.

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    bigplayray  4 months ago

    I think I’m done.

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    Zen-of-Zinfandel  4 months ago

    You might remember the Fisher Price chatter phone on wheels.

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