Thursday, May 12, 2016

Throwback Thursday

When we first moved to this small, rural town 30 years ago, our mail was delivered by RFD (rural free delivery) from the next town over. We were on RFD route one for our mail. The town didn't have its own zipcode. We used the zipcode from the larger neighboring town.

The town didn't have its own telephone exchange either, but shared the exchange from the larger, neighboring town, too. But what was cool, because the town was so small (population barely 7,000), in order to telephone a neighbor, all we had to dial was the last digit of the exchange and the 4 digits of the telephone number. The process was one step removed from cranking the phone to connect with the operator and telling her, "Mabel, get me Prissy."

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