Feeling Old or Knowledgeable in Fairfield, CT?

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Feeling Old or Knowledgeable?

Old Rotary Phone

While showing a house this weekend, I spotted this telephone attached to the kitchen wall.  Wow, the memories started whirling in my head.  How many of you remember:

1). The old rotary telephone

2). This was the one and only phone in the house.

3). It was located in a central location of the house.

4). It had an extremely loooooong, curly cord so that we could go 'hide' in a closet, a different room or any place that someone wasn't close enough to eavesdrop on our very important, personal conversation.

 

Oh, and don't miss the wallpaper!  I think that may have been in my bedroom or, at least, something very similar!  No phone, however!! 

 

Feeling Old or Knowledgeable?

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Christi Farrington

Realtor

Chisti.Farrington@gmail.com

Cell:  203.505.3205

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Christi Farrington
Dagny's Real Estate - Wilton, CT
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Debbie ~ Oh, that cord!!  It was never coiled again ... could almost use it as a jump rope, at some point! 

Hi Joan - Yes, the privacy was a big issue!  Where was the nearest cubby hole to 'hide' and whisper. 

Roy - It lasted forever.  Didn't you hate it when someone's phone number had so many numbers that were 8s and 9s ... and 0s!!  Took forever ..... 

Apr 28, 2014 11:43 PM #7
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Christi Farrington
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Hi Ed .... Oh, I totally forgot about those extra 3 numbers!! Very observant.  

When did they make us start adding the '1'? 

Apr 28, 2014 11:48 PM #8
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Jon Kolsky
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Christi~ wow, now that's old! I am not sure if I would know how to use it.. ha ha

Apr 29, 2014 02:32 AM #9
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Christi Farrington
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Jon~ Kinda scary, huh?! And BIG!! It seemed to take forever, if we had a friend whose phone number had lots or 7,8,9 or 0s!! 

Apr 29, 2014 02:36 AM #10
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Christi unfortunately I can still vividly remember using a phone just like that one for many years.  There was no hitting the redial button in those days.

 

Apr 29, 2014 12:33 PM #11
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Christi Farrington
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George, I forgot about the redial button.  We sure have come a long way!!  

Apr 30, 2014 01:26 AM #12
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Joan Cox
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Christi, so glad to see a post, and not stuff up in your head!

Apr 30, 2014 05:24 AM #13
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Christi Farrington
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Hi Joan .... still have more in my head! 

Apr 30, 2014 05:43 AM #14
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Dagny Eason
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Christi - looks like you are having fun!   Keep up the great blogging!

Apr 30, 2014 06:52 AM #15
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Christi Farrington
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Hi Dagny ... yes, fun!  I'm working on it.  As I keep telling Joan .... I have a lot in my 'head'!!  

Apr 30, 2014 08:24 AM #16
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David Popoff
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Christi, now that might be considered an antique......or a collectors item.

May 04, 2014 09:29 PM #17
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Christi Farrington
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David - possibly a bit of both?! I, for one, am delighted that we no longer have to wait for the dial to roll back after a 0, 9 or 8!!  It seemed like forever .....

May 04, 2014 10:52 PM #18
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Great photo, Christi!    Love those memory lane things!

May 15, 2014 12:04 PM #19
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Christi Farrington
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Oh, that walk down Memory Lane .... 

May 15, 2014 12:28 PM #20
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Nick T Pappas
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Christi, that phone does bring back a few memories.  It also looks like it could use a good cleaning!

Jul 01, 2014 08:40 AM #21
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Christi Farrington
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Hi Nick!  Quite a few memories for me, also.  Cleaning and probably removal.  What do you think?  Or maybe keep it around for nostalgia.

Jul 01, 2014 11:20 PM #22
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Christi, haven't seen one of these in a long time!  And yeah, it really brings back memories.

Jul 29, 2014 02:37 PM #23
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Christi Farrington
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Pat, crazy what you find in some of these houses.  Yes, memory lane, for sure!

 

Jul 30, 2014 12:16 AM #24
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Joan Cox
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Christi, have not seen a phone like this in YEARS, in fact most homeowners do not even have home phones.

Sep 02, 2015 10:25 PM #25
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Christi Farrington
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Joan, I know .... crazy!  The memories that flooded back when I saw that phone on the wall.  Took me back to the 50's/60's and growing up in Iowa!! 

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