December 1, 2021
I am just old enough to remember party lines. Not the political definition, but rather the sharing of one phone number by two or more different households. I can remember mom picking up the phone and saying something like “Ope” and having the person already on the line say they would be off in five minutes or so. Then, she would have to pick up the phone and listen to see if the line was free. Added to that was the fact that the handset was attached with a cord and the phone number...