National Geographic : 1955 Sep
"YOU'RE TELLING ME !" "That's a funny one. You tell ing me what a great thing the telephone is. As if I didn't know! "Why, I'm one of the main reasons we have telephones in our house. For you can bet your life I keep the folks pretty busy around here. "Just think! If we didn't have a telephone, Grandma couldn't calluptoaskifIhadatooth. And Daddy couldn't talk to us when he's out of town. We couldn't order things in a hurry from the stores. And Mother would be tied down just awful. "And suppose one of us sud denly took sick? Or there was a fire? Or a robber, maybe? Well, I don't worry about those things when I see the telephone. "'Doesn't cost much either,' my Daddy says. And Mother says, 'I don't know what I'd do with out it.' " BELL TELEPHONE SYSTEM "