When I was a child there were two sisters who lived on the same block in different homes. One lived on the corner, about eight houses away, mind you, not that far; the other in the middle of the block next to my house.
I was fascinated with the lady on the corner who lived alone. Most importantly, she had an old time crank phone on the wall. Our phone looked like the one above. I wanted to try this old phone. I made some excuse to call home and asked to use it. I was barely tall enough to yell into the speaker…..but I did.
I remember nothing about that phone call except that this memory stuck with over sixty years, so it must have meant a lot to me.
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