Over one hundred years ago, this phone was purchased by James Caldwell Wise for him and his wife, Mary Louisa. They lived on a farm in Iowa and probably found the new technology quite amazing. James Caldwell Wise was my wife's great-grandfather. This phone has been hanging on Wise family walls since then. Of course it no longer works, and it's very heavy. When the EDMG announced the week's challenge as "phone," I knew immediately what had to be memoralized in my little moleskine: Grandpa's phone.