New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Family landlines better than smartphones for teens


January 27, 2020

When my childhood home got a phone call, it was an event.

That was partly because my father, a longtime phone-company employee, installed four brass-belled phones throughout our home. The phones rang so loudly it sounded like crooks were breaking into Fort Knox.

It was also because we were eager to discover who was calling – though I was always disappointed when I answered and it was a young...

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