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Old 11-01-2011, 04:29 PM
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Originally Posted by elston View Post
I was raised in a little town before the coming of dial telephones. When you picked up the phone there was a real person there who asked, "Number Pleease". One day I came home from elementary school and my Mom wasnt home--this was a very very rare occurance! While I was trying to find her and figure out why? and where? and what? the phone rang...I picked it up and the Operator called me by my name and said, "your mother had to go up to Ms. Coops and will be home just a little later. Start on your homework and then you can go out but stay in the yard." In those days (1947) there really was a village to help raise me.

Nowadays that would be reported to CPS!
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