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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Lynn Beach, Lynn, Massachusetts

'Lynn, Lynn, City of Sin. You don’t get out the way you went in.’

Marianne and Paula’s mom used to work for the phone company in Lynn. Sometimes we would go to Lynn Beach while she was at work for ½ the day and for the other ½ we would go to this big room in the phone company building where you would call anywhere for free. Doesn’t sound like much in 2010 but in the 1970’s it was huge. It used to cost a lot to make long distance calls. My sister Marianne alone could run up a $300 phone bill in a month calling her out of town friends. The three of us would get into that room and not leave for hours until we called everyone we ever met.

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