Patrick Forgette




A fine house number, ruined by a social-climbing zero.

12306   The last digit is the sum of the first four, but what is the point?
12312   Starts well then starts over.
12340   Would be a nice number for the Flat Earth Society.
12344   Recalls the days of skipping phonograph needles.
12345   An unforgettable number.
12354   This house number starts off well
but soon encounters another, coming the opposite way.











Walking through my neighborhood on a summer afternoon, I found the houses quiet and the numbers with something to say. And there were things, too, that might be said about them.

The reviewed house numbers were selected from a single block of houses on a residential street.