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  2. Drosselmeyer

    Does Anyone Remember...

    I am not as young as I used to be - but I am pretty sure some of you gents have a few years on me..... When I grew up as a kid in SouthEast TX we only had a 12" square black and white TV - I only remember watching Lone Ranger (which was revered and unquestioned true history to a boy in TX), Lassie, and 3 Stooges . . . . our house backed up to a swamp, and we always had critters - my Mom was less than happy to come home and find snakes sunning in the driveway lots of adventures out in the yard - gave the imagination a lot of exercise Of course - lots of critters to play with any time it rained our yard was a pond - and exploded with little frogs - we called them rain frogs I would catch them in a little box and sneak them inside to play with - then Mom would usually find them all dried out on the carpet the morning - aparrently I was the primary suspect when this happened . . . . and of course we also had skinks - but you had to be quick or their tails would pop off . . .
  3. Last week
  4. SantaJeff

    The Next Horrible Santa

    I'm all for folks portraying their idea of Santa, but come on... at least try to stay in the same realm as the character!
  5. SCSanta

    Does Anyone Remember...

    I remember having the transistor radio below that was made to look like the Sinclair (Dino) gas pump. Depending on the weather and cloud cover, I could pick-up WGN Radio in Chicago and listen to Cubs games.
  6. TamaleClaus

    Does Anyone Remember...

    Lets try one for the "Really" old individuals, How many remember waking up really early and watching the launch of the Mercury capsules of the space race before you went to school, in B&W of course?
  7. Drosselmeyer

    Does Anyone Remember...

    since we are talking about "the olden times" thought I might share this . . . I don't recall having all the latest and greatest toys - we didn't even get an Atari when they came out - but I sure had a lot of fun with a fishing pole and my dog down in the park . . .
  8. Santa Johnny Boy

    Does Anyone Remember...

    Yes! And you know something else? I found an old glass percolator at a church flea market in near perfect condition. Brought it home and tried it. It was the BEST cup of coffee I ever had! Way better than the electric coffee makers you see today. I called it "gas coffee" because of the gas stove I used it on.
  9. Black River Santa

    Does Anyone Remember...

  10. Mervyn The Hired Hand

    The Next Horrible Santa

    Ho, ho, hum. So, who needs it?
  11. Drosselmeyer

    Science explains why hipsters grow beards

    Now Now - don't be a hater - after all - it's science and stuff . . .
  12. Santa D

    Science explains why hipsters grow beards

    I think you we can put this study in the same bin as the "Beards are dirtier than a dog study".
  13. SantaJoe

    Science explains why hipsters grow beards

    And here I thought it was as simple as hiding the ugly.
  14. bllwnkl

    Does Anyone Remember...

    And it had an earphone that you could put in one ear.
  15. Mervyn The Hired Hand

    Does Anyone Remember...

    I was just a kid then, but I recall many of them were designed to look like console radios, and some even were advertised with people sitting next to them listening to them like they were radios, instead of watching them. Very puzzling. Ours was a Zenith, almost square, made of plastic with rounded corners, B&W of course, and the most interesting series was a series of war propaganda shorts called "Industry on Parade." They were a bit hard pressed for programming in the early years...
  16. Santa Bill Reiller

    Does Anyone Remember...

    Memories...............
  17. Black River Santa

    Does Anyone Remember...

    "Whatever happened/To Tuesday and so slow?/Going down the old mine/With a transistor radio…" Van Morrison, Browne Eyed Girl (1967) Before smartphones, before the Ipod, before the Walkman, before the boombox, there was the transistor radio! Wow, portable music! You could finally listen to the radio anywhere you wanted – including away from your parents and other adults. Where would Rock and Roll be without the transistor radio? I still have one next to my flashlight.
  18. Black River Santa

    Does Anyone Remember...

    No 24-hour news - just morning, 6 pm and 10 pm.
  19. Santa TJS

    Does Anyone Remember...

    RCA, big Mahogany cabinet small B&W screen. You had to wait until the tubes warmed up and there were 4 channels which went off the air a midnight with the national anthem playing and a test pattern on the screen.
  20. SCSanta

    Does Anyone Remember...

    Zenith... B&W (of course) in a console. It lasted 28 years!!!
  21. Santa Johnny Boy

    Does Anyone Remember...

    I don't remember the brand but I remember that it was like a piece of furniture housed in a big, heavy wooden cabinet.
  22. TamaleClaus

    Does Anyone Remember...

    GE
  23. Felix Estridge

    Does Anyone Remember...

    I believe ours was a Philco.
  24. bllwnkl

    Does Anyone Remember...

    I don't remember if I remember or or not.
  25. Mervyn The Hired Hand

    Does Anyone Remember...

    Does anybody remember the brand of their first TV set?
  26. Mervyn The Hired Hand

    Does Anyone Remember...

    Hey, I STILL read cereal boxes at breakfast...when I can get my eyes open...
  27. Santa Bruce Geron

    Does Anyone Remember...

    In the end, it's all the same... Have a great day!
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