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Letter, 3/17: Protect telephone industry's legacy
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Letter, 3/17: Protect telephone industry's legacy

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I am the proud daughter of a telephone man. My dad, Bob Roth, started his career as a young lineman climbing utility poles and eventually worked his way up into company management.

I can remember as a child when Dad had evening calls at the phone company, he would gather his toolbox and sometimes bring along my little brother and me. Roaming the aisles and aisles of thick bands of wire and cable, he would tell us, “This is what connects our community members to one another. This is my job.”

Half a century later, I commend the city, private developers and phone people for coming together to help find an appropriate new home and funding for the Frank H. Woods Telephone Pioneer Museum ("Committee to help decide telephone museum's future," March 12). This little gem of a museum is not just about exhibits of old phones and glass insulators and antique equipment. It is about remembering and honoring an industry that has helped create the fabric of Lincoln, Nebraska.

Someday, I want to be able to take my granddaughters to this museum – to show them what their great grandfather did for a living – to share the rich legacy our phone workers have left our country and community.

Mary Kay Roth, Lincoln

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