Telegram!

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  1. Ken Anderson

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    How many of you have ever (or never) sent or received a telegram? When was the last time you sent a telegram?

    Other than sending and receiving money orders through what was then a telegraph office, I have never sent or received a telegraph, as far as I can recall.
     
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  2. Al Amoling

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    I've NEVER sent a telegram.
     
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  3. Beth Gallagher

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    Never sent nor received.
     
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  4. Bobby Cole

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    Nope to either one.
     
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    I've sent one; I've never received one.
     
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    Telegram by Carl Sandburg
    Carl Sandburg.jpg
     
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    No fun, send Mon, your son. stop

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    Too bad, so sad, your dad. Stop

    This or something similar
    all in 1952.
     
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    I used to send them frequently in the 50s and early 60s. Send one occasionally to my grandson in Puerto Rico. I maintain a Western Union account.
     
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  9. Shirley Martin

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    I never sent or received one. I don't know anyone who has ever sent or received one. I guess I should be thankful for that because it seems that they only carried bad news.
     
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    During WW2 that was very true, Shirley.
     
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