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Life in a small town

August 11, 2019 02:40PM
she'd seen it all...................

started out part time when she was in high school , continued after high school , got married , had four kids ,

worked part time on and off while we were all little

then when we all got in school , she went back to full time part time up until Dennis was in High School , then back to full time

started out as a switchboard operator , and party lines , was there when they did the huge update to rotary phones , then the big update from when phone numbers went from 5 numbers to 8

push button phones

then in the 80's they became part of the local TV Cable company , so she saw the brand new coming of cable TV and Satellites

then came dial up internet , and the headache that was , not so much with our local provider , but the main provider and it's unreliability , don't know how many times try to get on line and no dial up modem sound confused smiley

she was there when cell phones started to take over , flip phones with crappy service , wasn't a ton of towers in our area at the time

retired about 10 years ago

they rewired our house here in town a couple years ago , did away with coaxials and old phone lines and put in new fiberoptics

so she's seen it all from switchboard operator to high speed internet


the phone office was right about half way between our house and the school building , so we'd walk by it every day and bang on the windows on the way home.........lol


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IowaRam13August 10, 2019 12:42PM

  remember the rotary dial

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RAMbeau16August 10, 2019 04:11PM

  My mom worked for the local phone company

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  when I think of operators......

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