Dr. McAllister speaking with a friend from the phone in the dining room. The phone in the bedroom upstairs is the only one in the house that has a "hearing aid." The phone number remained listed in her father's name for almost 50 years after his death.

Dr. Jane: "No hearing aid at this phone downstairs...I am deaf, legally blind, and grope for a word or a name sometime, have club fingers. With the changes in my body, my mind, AT&T is my life line. Every morning three or four of us check on the phone to see if we are still living. With the phone I live vicariously from my armchair."