Quite a Line
The cartoon in the October issue (Farm Collector, October 2006, page 2) is very true. I lived at a place for years that had a party line. Our ring was two longs and a short. One time, a neighbor down the road mowed one wire off. He told the repairman, and later asked if he had fixed it. The repairman said "Yes, I spliced it with grapevine."