- I remember when I was just a pup, (Growing up in Southern
California), our home phone with the number printed on it (center of
the dial) as TErminal4-XXXX. My Dad's number at work was DAvis-XXXX
(Carson and Gardena, respectively. I was born in 65, so a lot of the
old prefixes were already on the way out by the time I could read
them. Then, about 10 years ago, just to do something different, I
decided to have the original exchange printed on my business cards.
That area of Long Beach, Ca was originally HEmlock, and I know one of
the neighboring areas was GArfield. In my wildest flights of fancy
did I ever think there were anywhere near this many people who were
interested in the old prefixes. For years, I thought it was just
another of my quirks, and mine alone. Guess not. My hat is off to
all of you.
- I wrote in another message it would be neat if more businesses and
people would revert back to the letter and numbers. Like you did with
your business card. Do you still use the old exchange business card
as of yet. I hope you do and did not change it back.