It was a kindergarten lesson to know your address and phone number. I had to repeat kindergarten 3 times to finally get it right. I still remember.
@Garban I learned, from reading the liner notes on Eric Clapton's album of that name, that the word "reptile" is sometimes used as a term of endearment. May I suggest an alternative for the MAGAts? Say, cockroaches? Slime mold?
I have had a cell phone since 1995 and only a cell phone since 2003. I have no idea what any previous phone number was. I do remember my early numbers had letters. When the family moved to Dallas the phone numbers began with the first two letters of a word. Mine was FL7-****. That corresponded to FLeetwood 7. I don't remember the last four digits.
My mom's childhood number started with the letters CR, for "crestview." She still remembers the four numbers that came after.
I still remember my childhood phone number, the current number... not so much. The number for the kids... not at all. If I lose my cellphone I'm doomed.
Scary how dependent we have become...I remember a time when I was a walking Phone Book...smh...not any more.
I actually do remember my childhood phone number. Thats odd...
@Flyingsaucesir Ditto, almost. In Cincinnati during WW2 ours was a two-party line. To call anyone we picked up the phone, heard an operator ask “Number, please”, and told her the number we wanted to call. Dial phones came in after the war.
@yvilletom My maternal grandmother was one of those operators. She worked for AT&T, for decades, and was profoundly deaf in her later years (from all the clicks and buzzes in her headset, it was surmised).
I can't remember either!
That must be why you're so well-adjusted today