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"Each family was usually responsible for mending their own telephone
lines. Welmer Seales remembers times his father would send him up
the pole to tighten a loose line. Just as he grabbed the wire, "some old
gal" on their line would crank the phone to make a call, causing the
magneto in the phone to bring forth a yelp of surprise from Welmer."