10/24/11 - posted by Claire Douglas
Our home phone number in Forest Hill was LOmbard4-7420. Our family business, The Cartwright Hotel was
GArfield1-2865. During the summers, I worked at the hotel switchboard, an old PBX system. It was great fun, but challenging to connect hotel rooms with outside lines, pulling cords and dialing the rotary phone. And it paid a whopping $1.25 an hour. Dad provided "free" lunch at Foster's, usually a muffin burger...
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