Wow! What a blast from the past. Party lines and listening to conversations (accidently, of course!) My BFF # was 505W and our # was 683L. Funny, that we can recall those numbers, and I can't even remember MY OWN cell number!! I remember vividly my grandmother's crank phone; if it rang in as two longs and one short, then she was to answer it...but, everyone on that line picked up regardless of the rings!! Technology has come a long way, for sure!