35 Years On, I think that “Postliberal” sums it up
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I've got a bottle opener that belonged to Dad. It's got a phone number on it: "Kingsport 993-J."
Mine was GIbson.
Judging from the 1954 date of this instruction in dialing, the two letter-five number dialing system lasted for only about a decade, as in the mid-1960s we were blessed with another change, when digits replaced the numbers.Allan Sherman got us all up in arms.The Let's All Call Up A.T & T And Protest To The President March.
In Scituate it was LInden. When we first moved to Goffstown, you could dial just the last 4 numbers. AVI's wife
Susann Shaw was a model in the late 40's and early 50's who appeared on the cover of Vogue multiple times. She was in demand for several years. Also did a few bit parts in movies. Retired to have babies. Died in 2009 at 89. My hometown had the TUxedo prefix.
Roadgeek, you are exactly why I love the internet.What my wife mentioned about four digits is technically true, but changed in the first year we were here. I do still recall neighbors "mentioning," though not officially complaining, that they had to go to five numbers. To my son and to bsking: I think you should be able to get away with the lie that you only had to use 4 digits when you were born. It is close to true, within a couple of years, and in bsking's case, her mother and grandmother were well in place for those four-digit years, and you can be considered eligible to borrow from their leakage. Emanations from the penumbra are considered solid evidence for SCOTUS justices, so why not you?
I had a coworker who claimed that if he was "withing the penumbra of the building" by 815, he was on time. Working with lawyers . . .In Lowell, it was GLenview. I also grew up when MA had only 2 area codes.
My original phone number, which my mother kept through 5 moves, was ACademy 1-2333Which also played Mary Had a Little Lamb. Which, when toddlers played on the phone, put them in touch with our house. Where I had a sister, Mary.Lotta fun.The number was also one digit different from the local state liquor store. We were awakened regularly on Saturday night in the wee hours by drunks desperate for a drink.
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