Kids and phones, 1979, Searcy AR. Not a lot of change!

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1979 phone book kid's phones searcy ar

Worth noticing is this old 1979 phone book from Searcy AR. It turned up at a sale where folks kept lots of items, including this old phone book.  Imagine our surprise to find two phone numbers in this book.  One was for Duncan, Rodger W.  (Wives didn't count back then but I lived there too.)  And in another spot was the phone number for Valerie and Paul Smith, my children!!  It was a separate phone number just for the kids!  Looking through the book found several households with two numbers, one for the children!  And one for the parents!

It made me think back to when my daughter had a fit to get a princess phone and was so happy when she was rewarded with one.  I did not remember getting her a special phone number also.  I do also remember that the phones had to have cords and I had about a 25 foot cord on mine so I could talk while I cooked dinner.  I'm sure the kids were the same back in their bedrooms talking to their friends.

So how much has the world changed?  Kids are the same.  Kids have to have their cell phones (I have to have mine) and they have to spend lots of time on them.  Phones are just much more convenient and easier to use!  They probably also cost a lot more.   So in lots of ways things are a lot like they always were.  Kids just rule us now the same as they did then. 

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Don Thompson
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We rented the phone instruments from the phone company then sometime in the 70's I think we could buy the instruments from the phone company or phones like the Princess phone. All kinds of designs were available like the old styles. That was about the time answering machines became in use also. I had a early one that was in a big box with 2 1/2 inch tape reels.  Also stand alone speaker phones were in use. All the phones were loud and easy to hear. Now we have those cell phones with tiny speakers that squeek at us.

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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Don, that's a good report.  I do remember getting collect calls from people and I remember not being able to keep your old number if you changed locations?  Was that when the phone company had a monopoly?  If fact, it has not been that long since we could keep our numbers!  You have a great memory so thanks again for helping with this blog.

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