The Last of the Dialers?


I can still recall the home phone number of a few of my childhood friends (several days ago, my wife needed to call the father of one of my old friends and I was able to instantly produce the phone number from memory) and this  leads to my two questions of the day . . . and these questions may only apply to people of my generation and older: 1) Can you remember any phone numbers from your youth? 2) Will ours be the last generation that is able to do this?

10 comments:

rob said...

i had a very similar experience a few weeks ago - dialed my high school best friend's phone number by memory.

Dave said...

your daughters will never experience this joy.

of course, they'll be able to teleport to their best friend's house in shanghai, so it's probably an even trade.

zman said...

I had the same conversation a few months ago with a friend from high school. I still remember his parents' phone number but I have no idea what his is.

Lecky said...

was yours 732-297-9547?

Dave said...

nope-- i don't recognize that one-- call it and see who answers . . .

Lecky said...

must've been the Angel Inn or Virgos

Melody said...

my first phone # had only 5 digits (28962) and my best friend's # was 44434. Yep Charlottetown was small.

Dave said...

canadians. did you guys have a phone book or were you required to memorize all the numbers?

rob said...

where's our new sentence? we demand fresh content.

Dave said...

whoops-- i must have put it for PM!

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