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How to Dial a Telephone

Sometime in the 1950s (I haven’t been able to locate an exact date, but I’d like to.  Hint, hint) New York City converted from operated assisted dialing to direct dial. (FYI: Party lines in New York City had been eliminated in the 1930s, although they existed for a long time afterwards in the rest of […]

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The Philosophy of Zippers

My reading about buttons in the 1940s quite naturally led me to reading about ZIPPERS.  Zippers began showing up on women’s clothes sometime during the mid to late forties.   BUT the arrival of the zipper did not make writing the love scenes any easier than when my characters’ still had buttons on their clothes. The dress […]

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