And when I lived in Gisborne, NZ, from 1959 to 1964 our telephone number was
5891, and not many people had a phone either. I recall my Mother using an
egg-timer when we called my sister in Australia, who joined the Covent at
age 17 years, or any long distance call for that matter. Toll calls were
all charged for from anywhere back then that was not in your town/city.
Memories, great stuff!
On Tue, Dec 7, 2010 at 9:15 PM, Shai Drori <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I still remember my Aunt Faye's number in Manhattan, co-5 2869. She lived
> on w 62nd St between central park and Broadway. Those were the days.
> On 12/7/2010 9:54 AM, Andrew Hamilton wrote:
>> • Our family recalls two Cincinnati, Ohio exchanges that were used until
>> the '60s, I believe: TRinity 1-xxxx; and EAst 1-xxxx. The exchanges
>> are the same, today (871-xxxx; and 321-xxxx), but few recall the mnemonics
>> of yore...