FYI: In 1950 when you made a phone call you would tell the operator the number you wanted to call. I always thought it neat that our phone number was 1952 and my dad’s business was 52!
With few exceptions, when I had permission to call Maureen to come play, she had already picked up the phone to call me. The calls would go though without ringing. At times I would not give her number to the operator, we were just connected. For two little girls it was indeed magical and for my mother, synchronicity!