Thursday, September 4, 2008

2 posts in one day!





I've decided to join in with Confessions of an Apron Mom's Vintage Thingies Thursday. Here is my pick for the week . The funny thing is that in the front of it my mother wrote our phone # which she had as Ridgeway7-7568. Does anyone recall when phone numbers had letters in them?

11 comments:

Vintage Mommy said...

What a wonderful book! I used to have Uncle Wiggly's game when I was a girl.

Coloradolady said...

Well, I remember when phone numbers had letters. I remember in my head my friends number was BU1-0803Why I remember that is a mystery to me. And let me clear that up by saying I was maybe in first grade. HaHa.
Your book is really cute. And wonderful shape. Nice Post for VTT.

Katie said...

Shucks. I sure do! PI4-8857 PI was for Pilgrim. :-)

Carrie said...

Yes in New york our phone number used to begin with Fieldstone. For years I could recite the numbers, but they escape me right now.

Corgidogmama~ said...

I grew up playing the Uncle Wiggly game in the late
1950's in Michigan. Oh my...I loved your book. Such a treasure!

eileen said...

Welcome to VTT.. it is so much fun!
I just love your Uncle Wiggly book.. the illustrations are terrific.

Judy S. said...

What a wonderful book you've got there! Our Uncle Wiggly game is still in the closet, but it's not nearly as cool as the one our grandmother had. Yep, that was when all the phone numbers in our town started with WO (Woodruff) or ED (Edgewood) and that was more years ago than I care to think about!

The Apron Queen said...

I remember the black rotary phones attached to the wall. My kids can't imagine life w/o a cell ph! :)

Thanks for joining in.

marybt said...

Awww. The illustrations are great!
Letters in phone numbers is way before my time, sorry!

Elizabeth said...

I don't remember phone numbers w/ locations in them, but my parents still have dial phones that are hard-wired into the walls!
That book is a rarity; a lot of the Uncle Wiggily things disappeared when some people decided they were politically incorrect. Hang on to it!

Stephanie D. said...

I remember one of my phone numbers as a child, but not which house it was:
ST7-5430. (ST=STATE).

Funny, I don't remember my number from 5 years ago, but I remember this one from at least 45 years ago.