An old play telephone was among the school house games. We were surprised to learn that the dial phone first appeared in 1919 and continued to be available until the late 1970s. We remember having to crank up “Central” and vocally request connection to a two or three digit number. John’s home number was 121 and Lois’ was 91. We’re still using dumb phones. Whatever happened to two tin cans between a stretched string?