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raccoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-21-11 09:42 AM
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Funny how you can still remember phone numbers you or close relatives had decades ago.

I guess you never forget them.



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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-21-11 09:45 AM
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1. That is the truth. I play my mother's old phone number in the lottery..LOL...n/t
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Tesha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-21-11 09:45 AM
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2. 'Back then, phone numbers tended to stick around.
Nowadays, what's the point of remembering them? ;)

Tesha
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SharonAnn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-21-11 10:50 PM
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16. My first phone number was 321-3213. Great number for a single girl, easy for guys to remember.
I always loved that phone number.

However, eventually I moved to another city and lost it. Sigh!
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demosincebirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-17-11 10:16 PM
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23. You must be young to have seven digit number. Our parents had a four digit one.
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Ineeda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-21-11 09:45 AM
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3. True, but I often can't remember where I left my glasses
or what day of the week it is. :rofl:
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ret5hd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-21-11 09:47 AM
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4. It's Monday...and your glasses are in the refrigerator.
Now, get undressed and go to work, you lazy bum!
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-21-11 09:49 AM
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5. Hell, I can remember my grandparents' apartment address in Vienna
and what streetcar to take from there to anywhere else.
My CRS isn't too bad yet and I'm not up to CRAFT yet.
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raccoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-21-11 11:08 AM
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12. Never heard of CRAFT, but I think it know what it means! nt
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-21-11 11:11 AM
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14. Easy
Can't Remember A Fucking Thing.
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Gidney N Cloyd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-21-11 10:04 AM
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6. Yeah. I believe my folks' phone number was 12.
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Tesha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 07:52 AM
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18. You young whippersnapper!
My parent's phone number was "Gladys, give me my
mom, please!"

(No, not really. I'm not that old. But I do think it's
funny that a century later, we're coming back to
voice-actuated dialing.)

Tesha
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jdadd Donating Member (950 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-21-11 10:09 AM
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7. I still remember our family phone number
When it was only four digits 3556...I think I was in first grade.
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my2sense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-21-11 10:19 AM
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8. I remember old phone numbers however
I find myself looking for my cell phone - while I'm on it. Or searching for my glasses - while they are on my face. My girlfriend rec'd a text the other day and started talking to the phone as if it was a phone call. Getting older is not for weak....LOL
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-21-11 10:29 AM
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9. I still remember the phone number of my first crush!
That would be 1965-66.

KansDem :loveya:...as he gazes out the window at a passing cloud and thinks about the things that could have been...
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Graybeard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-21-11 10:38 AM
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10. ATwater 9
Grew up in the Yorkville section of Manhattan (on the Upper East Side) in the 1940s and 50s and I still remember our "ATwater" phone number.

Famous phone exchanges: John O'Hara's BUtterfield 8 and Glenn Miller's PEnnsylvania-6-5000...so easy to remember.
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zipplewrath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-21-11 10:48 AM
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11. Make great passwords
Old girlfriends numbers that you remember with the old exchange codes make great passwords. Throw in area codes and dashes and they make great 12 character passwords with "non-alpha-numeric" characters. And virtually no one could ever "guess" them.

212-PE6-5000 satisfies ALOT of password security rules.
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raccoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-21-11 11:10 AM
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13. I heard those exchanges on TV & movies, but never in RL. nt
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jdadd Donating Member (950 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-21-11 04:17 PM
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15. I think it was sometime in the late 50s
Before my area got assigned actual exchange prefix numbers...ours was TUxedo 4, It's still 884, they just dropped the TUxedo.....
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 07:45 AM
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17. I remember calling central and party lines.
No dial on the phone.
Pick up the receiver and an operator answered.
"Number, please."
"Please give me 2748."

When the dial phones came in we had a 3-party line for a while.
Our 'ring' was 2 shorts and 1 long.
:-)
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dmr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-11 03:59 PM
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19. This is so true. I use these old numbers for passwords for simple things,
and when the password requires 8 or more, I just tack on the old area code (they have a new area code now).

When they ask for reminders (in case you forget the password), the reminders are Aunt Maxine, or Janet, or a street address, or old employer, whatever & then I know.

For important passwords I combine numeric & alpha of long gone relatives - like AuntHattie1886 (I don't have that password, though it's a good one. No one alive remembers Aunt Hattie & when she was born, but me).

I'm rambling, again. :rofl:
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GentryDixon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-11 09:21 PM
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20. When I was child
my post office box was 666. Who knew about the devil? I was about 12 at the time. I am now on Social Security.
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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-10-11 09:52 PM
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21. I remember our number as a kid, 4 digits. We even had a private line, that was
Edited on Thu Nov-10-11 09:54 PM by RKP5637
a rarity where I lived, most were party lines. I recall my parents calling my grandparents on Christmas and Thanksgiving cross country, that took a couple of hours, all of the interconnect operators, they called back when the connection was completed. And they sure did sound miles away, which they were.


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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 10:03 AM
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22. Same with my USAF serial number.
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