Photo by Pixabay on

Telephones. It use to be that getting a phone call was an event. Everyone had one telephone, that came in any color, as long as it was black, that sat on a shelf in the hallway. Colored phones didn’t come out until the late 60’s when the Princess Phone, I know because I had a pink one that matched our bedroom (that I shared with my sister). I don’t think she ever liked that pink bedroom. I had my own telephone number. I was working as a long distance telephone operator at the time.

Then my sister started working at the ohone company too, and she got her own phone, with her own phone number. Our mom would stand downstairs by the phone nook and listen to our phones ring. We use to tease her that we were going to install her own switchboard so she could answer all the phone calls. She was not amused.

At that time, you could not dial direct to other countries. It took a special overseas operator to do that and about three hours. First we had to call New York City, and then would forward to the country, who would forward to the city or town and hopefully to the person. I did a lot of those calls because I could speak (at the time) just enough Japanese, Spanish and French to get the call through. I also did ship to shore calls and often made calls for my dad from his boat. No such thing as cell phones then and when they did come out, they were called mobile phones.

You couldn’t even call many of the little towns on the Washington coast and in the mountains. They were considered to be a “ring-down”. Anyone outside of Seattle had to call Seattle first and then we called Forks, asked for the person and waited for them to call back. Not everyone in those towns owned their own phone. In fact, you didn’t actually own your phone anyway, you only rented it from the phone company.

Another bit of trivia… my great-great-grandfather put in the first telephone in Blyn, something I didn’t know when I worked at the phone company, and now I’m living in Sequim where he was a local pioneer.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

The Yukon Harbor Historical Society.

The History of Colby, South Colby, Harper, Manchester, Blake Island, and the Yukon Harbor Area of Washington State & Western Puget Sound.


Unleashing the beauty of creativity

Barbie Girl Wonderland

Doll Reviews, Photostories & DIY Adventures

Lluís Bussé

Barcelona's Multiverse | Art | Culture | Science

Life, Entirely

She designed a life she loved...

Kathy by Design

Handcrafted Paper Art for All Occasions

Silent Songs of Sonsnow

"I have enough time to rest, but I don't have a minute to waste". Come and catch me with your wise words and we will have some fun with our words of wisdom.

Inside Insights

reflections on what life gifts you

The Nomadic Architect

An Wandering Monk'ey'

BJDs for Dummies

A page about BJDs for the uninformed

Paper Life Painting

Visual works of Wayne Wolfson


Continuing Adventures of a New Submissive

Osaka Language Solutions - Japanese Interpreting Services

Professional Japanese Interpreting Services

The Frugal Crafter Blog

Groovy craft projects, crafty recipes and other artsy stuff.

Deb's World

Midlife - travel, fun and adventure

Silicon Valley Types

portraits & figures by an older woman artist, with blue collar roots

All Nudist

Everything about the Nudist/Naturist lifestyle

Penny Berry Quinn's Path

An Adult little girl carrying on with her Daddy in Heaven

Pressvision's Blog

Just another site


Alles dat je ooit wilde weten over billenkoek...

Adult Second Life Blog

Second Life Blog: Sexy, Adult, Nudy, Sex, BDSM and a lot of more Adult Themes


A blog with an Indian prespective


A great site

This girl's weblog

of life married to a deviously dominant madman!


The pagan path. The Old Ways In New Times

This Carbon Based Life

Falling through the universe at the speed of life


Friends. Photography. Adventure.


Everyday Technology for Everyday Folks

The Geeky Gaeilgeoir

Musings on, and sometimes in, the Irish language

Erotic Musings, Poetry, and Social Commentary

Thoughts, writings, social commentary, and some photography by David Mei. Warning intended for an adult audience if you are not the age of majority where you live, leave now.

Alphabet Ravine

Lydia Rae Bush Poetry

The Wolf in the Night Sky

A Blogspace for a Daddy Dom

Finding Strength in my Submission

Sharing my authentic self (for mature audiences only, NSFW)


self discovery through photography

Me Against Myself

Let's talk about mental health.

Ingredients for a Beautiful Life!

All about Toni Dolls

For fans of vintage Ideal Toni dolls


When it's in your head, it's blogable

After Bella

Addiction Forgiveness Acceptance

The Druids Garden

Spiritual journeys in tending the living earth, permaculture, and nature-inspired arts

Torte - The Blog

Recipes, products and decorating ideas from Torte Cake Decorating Supplies, New Zealand based

The Fat Baby Boomer

Give fat shaming the middle finger using body acceptance and neuroplasticity

Big Cat's Kitty Shed

On what's happening meow

Rohini Kudva

feminism | activism | politics |

%d bloggers like this: