SuperFly Original
SuperFly Original thanked Tom Jackson's answer

The first landline phone number I remember from my childhood about 65 years ago had only 5 digits.  Before I moved to Texas, they added an exchange, "Cherry" plus the five digits.

Land lines and answering machines until, for me, the internet in the early 90's.

Never was a letter writer of any kind.  … Read more

SuperFly Original
SuperFly Original thanked PJ Stein's answer

Landline phone. We had a party line growing up. Private lines cost more. Eventually everyone on our partyline got private lines. We still had a party line with no one else on it. The only problem with that is you couldn't use a touch tone phone. It had to be a rotary phone. Oh how … Read more