When we first switched over, I would forget to add the area code then I'd have to dial the phone number twice to reach my party. (Don't you love the word party? Do you remember the party lines?) At first it was a nuisance, but now it's just part of life. No biggee. Dialing 10 numbers to get the person next door is OK now.
The other day I was in a cleaning frenzy. The
It was then I saw this fan.
This is a cardboard, foldable fan that belonged to my sweet grandmother. I know it was hers because she put her name on the back. (She probably didn't want some greedy granddaughter taking it!)
I turned the fan over and saw this.
Check out the phone number! There must not have been many people in Ogden at that time (whatever that time was!)
Knowing what they had to work with, I realize that we can "dial" our 10 digit phone numbers faster than they could dial their 4!