[Dixielandjazz] Dr Jazz

Charlie Hooks charliehooks@earthlink.net
Wed, 25 Sep 2002 22:06:37 -0500

on 9/25/02 11:44 AM, Robert S. Ringwald at ringwald@calweb.com wrote:

> Of course, anytime your phone rang, you knew someone was using the line.
> Often people would pick up the receiver & listen in on your conversation.

Actually everyone sort of depended on this happening: we all had built-in
secdretarial services: if Joe wasn't home (didn't answer his ring), someone
would usually come on and tell you where he was and when he'd likely be
home.  I'm talking small town Texas, circa 1936.

good memories