As a preteen many many years ago the thought never occurred that the same phone used to plan childhood mischief would some day be used for a CW (Morse code) ham radio QSO. Ain't life funny...
We found the old Western Electric phone in the attic and wired the switch hook as a straight key.
Then we went to 80m where we heard ham radio operator K5JM and decided to "ring" him up. The result; success!!!