Do You Still Remember Your Old Telephone Exchange Name?

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Re:Do You Still Remember Your Old Telephone Exchange Name? 2013/02/24 12:52:00 (permalink)
Yesterday I had three eggs scrambled with cheese, hash browns scattered light with jalapeno peppers, a half order of wheat toast and three cups of coffee with sugar and cream. Oh, and a small glass of water.
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Re:Do You Still Remember Your Old Telephone Exchange Name? 2013/02/24 13:11:06 (permalink)
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Yesterday I had three eggs scrambled with cheese, hash browns scattered light with jalapeno peppers, a half order of wheat toast and three cups of coffee with sugar and cream. Oh, and a small glass of water.


Waffle House?
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Re:Do You Still Remember Your Old Telephone Exchange Name? 2013/02/24 13:15:36 (permalink)
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Michael Hoffman

Yesterday I had three eggs scrambled with cheese, hash browns scattered light with jalapeno peppers, a half order of wheat toast and three cups of coffee with sugar and cream. Oh, and a small glass of water.


Waffle House?


Lisa's House ?
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Re:Do You Still Remember Your Old Telephone Exchange Name? 2013/02/24 13:20:50 (permalink)
Waffle House. Lisa doesn't do breakfast -- either cooking or eating.
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Re:Do You Still Remember Your Old Telephone Exchange Name? 2013/02/24 13:28:21 (permalink)
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Waffle House. Lisa doesn't do breakfast -- either cooking or eating.

OK, I take it back, your not as old as dirt............
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Re:Do You Still Remember Your Old Telephone Exchange Name? 2013/02/24 14:08:56 (permalink)
By the way-Lisa and I are going to California-you and Bob are on your own,,,,,,great sounding breakfast!And you are as old as dirt....
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Re:Do You Still Remember Your Old Telephone Exchange Name? 2013/02/24 20:59:04 (permalink)
Grew up in Yonkers, NY & the first # I had to memorize was our home phone of YO(96)nkers 9-7926.
 
I now live in Brevard County, FL, home of the Kennedy Space Center. This area had the first vanity area code...it was & still is 3-2-1 (as in ignition-blast-off).
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Re:Do You Still Remember Your Old Telephone Exchange Name? 2013/02/24 21:28:32 (permalink)
SKyline-1, then ADams-6
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Re:Do You Still Remember Your Old Telephone Exchange Name? 2013/02/24 21:40:39 (permalink)
I'm too young to know about the exchange names and whatnot.

As far as area codes...#1 on the dial...#1 in the heart...area code 201.
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Re:Do You Still Remember Your Old Telephone Exchange Name? 2013/02/25 13:51:20 (permalink)
I remember the exchange was CHestnut Hill 7  I also remember my number and the numbers of some of my friends (we are talking 55+ years.)  That's because every time I called, I had to dial the number.  Today, if I want to call MsOC's cell phone I hold down 2.  Don't ask me what her number is.  For that matter don't ask my what my cell number is....I would have to ask my cell phone.
 
The scary part is it will show me!!
post edited by ChrisOC - 2013/02/25 13:53:04
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Re:Do You Still Remember Your Old Telephone Exchange Name? 2013/02/25 15:00:17 (permalink)
LUdlow 5-2765... this was on the SW side of Chicago in the late '50s / early '60s.
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Re:Do You Still Remember Your Old Telephone Exchange Name? 2013/02/25 19:43:58 (permalink)
In Henderson, KY it was VAL followed by 4 digits.
 
post edited by Louis - 2013/02/26 18:26:18
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Re:Do You Still Remember Your Old Telephone Exchange Name? 2013/02/25 23:06:01 (permalink)
cavandre

Grew up in Yonkers, NY & the first # I had to memorize was our home phone of YO(96)nkers 9-7926.

I now live in Brevard County, FL, home of the Kennedy Space Center. This area had the first vanity area code...it was & still is 3-2-1 (as in ignition-blast-off).

I love it!!! 
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Re:Do You Still Remember Your Old Telephone Exchange Name? 2013/03/10 04:18:22 (permalink)
Grand Rapids CHerry 58059. The other exchange I remember was GLendale. In Cincinnati our number starts with 23 which I understand used to be BEechmont, but that was before we got there.
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Re:Do You Still Remember Your Old Telephone Exchange Name? 2013/03/17 10:56:43 (permalink)
DUdley4 but don't remember the rest of the number.
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Re:Do You Still Remember Your Old Telephone Exchange Name? 2013/03/17 14:47:03 (permalink)
WIllow 1-4753
Cleves, OH
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Re:Do You Still Remember Your Old Telephone Exchange Name? 2013/03/17 17:38:02 (permalink)
Here's one that I thought of a while ago and now the thread is active I thought I'd mention. Telephone numbers with the 4th digit being a 9 were instantly considered to be a pay phone. Our home phone during the early '70's had a nine for the fourth digit and I used to have a hard time with long distance operators letting me place a call home for my parents to accept the charges. I even got flagged on a job application for putting down a pay phone number in '74.
 
I don't know if this was universal, but to call those who shared your party line, you had to dial 1191 and hang up. The phone would ring as usual and when it stopped, you knew your partly line picked up and picked up your phone to talk or argue with them.
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Re:Do You Still Remember Your Old Telephone Exchange Name? 2013/03/21 17:57:33 (permalink)
Growing up in Brooklyn in the 40's and 50's I thought that it was ESplanard but some internet research indicates that it was most likely ESplanade. Well that's good for a Brooklyn kid.
I had a girlfriend who lived in Queens, whose father was in the lumber business. Her exchange was SPruce. 
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Re:Do You Still Remember Your Old Telephone Exchange Name? 2013/03/21 20:45:43 (permalink)
I think most of these exchange names were taken from the official Ma Bell list. http://www.ourwebhome.com/TENP/Recommended.html
I don't know that many of them had anything to do with the area they were used but apparently there were named exchanges before the official list came out and they were allowed to keep their existing names. The list above references the recommended names with the first 2 numbers.
 
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Re:Do You Still Remember Your Old Telephone Exchange Name? 2013/04/02 14:42:14 (permalink)
First home..."Union"...moved south.."twinbrook"
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Re:Do You Still Remember Your Old Telephone Exchange Name? 2013/04/02 15:38:12 (permalink)
In Troy, NY during the fifties, it was AS for AShley.
 
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Re:Do You Still Remember Your Old Telephone Exchange Name? 2013/04/24 05:51:59 (permalink)
How about the 1962 pop song "Beechwood 4-5789"? I guess it became 2345789.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beechwood_4-5789
 
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Re:Do You Still Remember Your Old Telephone Exchange Name? 2013/04/24 09:28:56 (permalink)
Gladstone 3-8579 (Delaware).
I actually remember when my mom taught me that I had to start dialing 7 digits instead of 5.
I also remember when we moved to Arizona to a relatively new area, and my parents were upset that they had to get new phones to do the touch-tone dialing.
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