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Wall phone. In the

Wall phone. In the 80s we didn't have cell phones. No one texted. There wasn't any instant messaging and definitely no Facebook updates. No answering machines meant that there was a pad and pen next to the phone at all times. Usually, the pen didn't work.What most of us had was this phone in the kitchen. Some kids had a phone in their rooms but it was the same telephone line and the parents always eavesdropped. One day Dad came home with a 20ft extension and we hugged him.