Let's have some good old fashioned fun! This page reminds me of my Grandma's farm kitchen. It was always a fun place to hang out. I can hear her now saying, "C'mon in folks! The door's always open!"
Enjoy a laugh, read an uplifting kitchen poem, or unwind by listening to an old time radio show. You might even discover a forgotten craft or learn how to forecast the weather. Also have fun sharing nostalgia with other visitors in a friendly forum.
Enjoy the fun discussions in the forums below. Everybody's welcome to read and comment, or maybe even share your favorite nostalgic topic with like-minded people from around the world.
Party lines were shared landline connections that linked several homes in a neighborhood, and each home had its distinctive ring.
We had an old-time party line back when I was a boy growing up on the farm. The neighbors on our side-road all shared the same telephone line, and you had to listen to the ring to make sure that the incoming call was for your household before answering. Our ring was three short rings, while my aunt's across the road was two longs and a short.
When you picked up the receiver to make a call, you would sometimes hear your neighbor talking and have to quickly hang up and wait your turn. Sometimes, those talking would tell you how long they might be on the line, so you would know when to try again.
You could secretly listen in on conversations, but you had to be really careful not to make the slightest sound, because breathing too close to the mouthpiece or the sudden click of a receiver hanging up would get you caught, and your neighbors would not be amused.
Obviously, there was no such thing as a private phone call on a party line, as everybody knew their neighbor's goings on. It was yesterday's Facebook!
Sometimes, when a neighbor had picked up their receiver and knew the person you were talking to, they might even ask to join in the conversation. It was great community fun at times, and a welcome social diversion.
The Forums above can let you can participate in a party-line of sorts with friendly folk from around the world. Read and reflect, share your comments, or even share your favorite topic of nostalgia.
You could try relaxing as the lady above demonstrates, though I doubt those amazing "light-in-weight" appliances are still available. Can you imagine it? It's so much easier to unwind with the good old fashioned fun activities on this page, and a plateful of Grandma's vintage fudge!
The door to Grandma's kitchen was never locked. You never needed an invitation to visit. An ever-present coffee pot sat merrily perking on the old kitchen stove waiting for someone to drop by.
Today's world is so darn busy compared to the 1950s when I was a boy. Everybody is rushing, and it's getting more difficult to simply sit back and unwind. I want this website to be a relaxing place, a place to recall good memories of friends and family and comfort foods.
Grandma would be pleased to know this online kitchen is always open. So, pour yourself a favorite cuppa, get comfy in your chair, and enjoy experiencing some good old fashioned fun.
Are you old enough to remember the music of Roger Miller? If so, the following YouTube video should bring back wonderful memories.
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I would love for them to visit and share in some good old fashioned fun while reminiscing the good old days. They'll appreciate the relaxing break from modern life's busyness.