Oh my gosh, I remember hearing about party lines. Brillant idea Hope! I can even almost hear the conversation now! Never in a million years did I think of this.Hope yu are having a WONDERFUL Monday!
I don't have to hear about party lines -- I had them for years! Jeez, can I really be that old???? Yep, afraid so. Great post for the day!Have a great week!Sylvia
Hope - very funny! To have pilfered from Dear Abby! Oh my! My source for recipes tells me if you alter just one thing -- a smidge more or less of one ingredient -- you've made the recipe yours!
ah, the little family secrets revealed! loved it!
Oh the secrets we cannot keep on a party line. Poor Jan...what must she think of mommy dearest :) Too funny and well done :)
Poor Mom!! Outed as a Dear-Abby-baker ROFLGood one!
We didn't have a phone!We did have pies galore. And scones, tarts, cakes, puddings and bread. All homemade by the Ma! And all her own recipes too! :¬) xxx
We lived far enough in the boonies that our little town still had a shared line for up to 10 homes on a hub. Now if we here something like that... it's broke! Nice Job!!
Haha. We both did the party line thing. Your gossips were much niicer than mine! And hey, all moms have to get their apple pie recipe from somewhere. Why not Dear Abby?
what a shock ;-)
pilfered lol haven't heard that word so long I think it's from the party line days too. Hope Thanks for stopping by "This Blog Of Mine"Larry.
Peggy, Monday was interesting as they tried their darndest to drag me back on that Committee. But I had my ground...politely of course. Your good vibes must've helped. :)Sylvia I actually remember party lines. Sure, I was a kid but a neighbor once told me to "get off the line" for an emergency. 5 minutes later, I tried again and she was STILL gossiping. ;)SouthLakesMom, most of the people I know are funny about their recipes: might share with YOU, but don't you dare share. :)juliana, at least it's a family secret where no one goes to jail. Thom, doesn't it make you wish you could have a party line for about a week? Just to see what was going on in the neighborhood.Susan....think pecan pie. ;) Although it was a misunderstanding on my part.Map, when I was a kid I was fascinated by the mere thought of scones. Being the imaginative kid I was though, I envisioned this delicate little ice cream cone shaped goodies, filled with jam. One of our English ladies brought some to lunch and little kid me was saddened to learn they resembled Mom's Sunday dinner biscuits. ;) [I know, that word has a totally different meaning where you are..just consider it Sunday scones].Skald: I think there were only 3 families on ours but that one nosy old biddy would try to pick up the phone and listen in!Quilly, you know little girls think Mom is perfect. That she would "borrow" a recipe... ;)RP: wonder if Miss Shocked kept on using the recipe? ;)Ah Larry, am I letting my age show? Then again, I do love weird words. And I love visiting your blog!
Love your story. I still have some recollections of a party line. It was almost like being bugged.Dismal
Gotta love those Party Lines, great Microfiction, my apologisies for not visiting until now.
Yes I also remember party lines and when you didn't give a second glance at someone using a street telephone box
Nessa you're so right! The little old lady next door would glare at us if she thought we'd stayed on the phone too long!Bill, you've been busy, understandable. Glad you stopped by.John, I said something the other day about a pay phone and the kids I work with went, "A what?" Sadly, they were best used by drug dealers, so they yanked them all out.
Missed this one! Brilliant, and I love that picture!
a smidge more or less of one ingredient -- you've made the recipe yours! Work From Home
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