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In 1946, Atlanta phone numbers were six digits. The first two numbers referred to the switching office. (Credit: Atlanta Telephone History website).

In 1946, Atlanta phone numbers were six digits as shown on this directory. The first two numbers referred to the switching office. (Credit: Atlanta Telephone History website).

Michelle Hiskey is a freelance writer and writing coach based in Decatur, and her day job is senior editor on Emory University's development communications team. Michelle worked at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for 22 years as a sports reporter, columnist and Sunday feature writer, and her stories of recovery and redemption bridge unexpected places and people across Atlanta. She lives in Decatur with her husband Ben Smith, also a journalist, and their two awesome daughters. She can be reached at michelle.hiskey@gmail.com.

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