In 1965, a caller's location was tied to the first three numbers of a phone number. (Credit: Atlanta Telephone History website).

Map of phone numbers in Atlanta in 1965 (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.