Thursday, December 6, 2018
That amazing Answering machine. Obsolete.
Automobile’s of Art:
This is getting the most out of your vehicle!
The here and now:
Even before I started the construction company, when we came home after a couple hours away, the first thing mentioned was: Check the answering machine.
Before the answering machine you never knew if you had had any calls. Now at times just for fun when we walk in I will say, “Check the answering machine.” It was a great invention, and worked very well.
Some of the folk who read this ‘stuff’ can remember the party lines and the ‘sweet sound of: Number please, by the operator before the dial phone came into existence.
I have had a tough time with our power company. I am supposed to contact them. I tried. My password no longer worked. So I made a new one. For security they give you some choices on the security questions. One was: “What was your first telephone number including area code.” I had to laugh because our first telephone number was 4 digits. Man am I old? In 1954 we moved to Belmont, NC. The phone number was Talmage 5 2366 or TA5-2366 later became 825-2366. Then 704 825 2366.
Long distance calls were expensive, but cheaper after 7PM. Now with the advances, who in the world would have ever thought someone would rather type (text) rather than talk. WILD
I think some folk can type 50 words a minute with their thumbs using the new created ‘shorthand’. Anyway this whole post came from someone asking my first telephone # including area code. Area codes were not thought of at the time of our first phone 1943-45.
I hope I come up with something better within the hour, or you got this. LOL
When Sister Shirley passed she had 3 machines much like this. Two were blinking and I could never figure how to retrieve the messages.