Heart of the Home: Telephone Party Lines

Readers share stories of having telephone party lines, including specific telephone rings, and the happiness of finally getting a private line.

| Spring 2018

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    Home is where the heart is.
    Photo by Busse Yankushev

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We asked readers to send in stories about old telephones and telephone party lines. Here are a couple of favorite stories we received.

Family Shared Party Line with Disrespectful Teenager

Party Line Telephone Rang Entirely Too Much






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