Virtually speaking, it’s difficult to find or phone home

Online searches for people and places in my hometown from my time there or before are not always usable should I actually want to see where they were located or call them. Several times our city government, for reasons I never understood, decided to renumber every address in town. Without moving anywhere our house number was 116 then 121 and finally 224. I know one of our next door neighbors ran several downtown stores that closed before my time and I was curious to see where they were located. I found one of the old addresses but Google Maps can’t locate it. We went thru a similar experience over the same period of time where Southern Bell changed everyone’s phone number. Twice. Without ever stopping then reconnecting our service, the last four digits were 6001 then 9821 then 9871. Strange in both cases of house and phone numbers. I guess they finally got it the way they wanted or just gave up because of the many complaints.


About Marcus

Who me? Introverted, neurotic, self-absorbed, increasingly cynical observer of human nature and part time social critic in hiding. Most of my life spent avoiding growing up. The naive idealistic passions of youth have evolved into the eclectic eccentricities of adulthood. Northeast Florida small-town native, related to people I can't relate to. Simultaneously my own best friend and worst enemy. Politically and spiritually unaffiliated, my personal ideologies put me all over the map or off it completely.
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