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The year: 1910
The location: Farmhouse, rural area.
The scenario: A telephone has just been installed in the main parlor.
Characters: Daughter chatting on phone. Mother standing nearby, looking stern, arms crossed.

Mother speaks: "I don't know how on earth you can develop real, authentic friendships with that contraption. Why don't you get your coat and boots on and walk the 5 miles down to your friend's house!?"

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