posted on Dec, 29 2012 @ 10:35 PM
Rural North Dakota in the sixties. Four families on our line. We called the people who listened in "rubber neckers".
Had a neighbor lady named Hazel that always listened in. We used to say get off the line Hazel regularily even if we never heard her. Often you
would hear the hang up click. Each family had a different ring. One long, two short, etc.
When I was a child my grand parents had the old crank phones that you had to ring up a central operator to get out. Lightning used to hit phone
lines and come out the speaker of the phone.
edit on 29-12-2012 by bintim because: (no reason given)