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Old 10-09-2012, 07:31 AM   #15
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I remember see Roy Rogers at the Houston Rodeo in the old coliseum. What a treat.

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Old 10-09-2012, 01:52 PM   #16
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Hi Wayne:
I remember all up to about the seventh screen and watching cartoons. We listened to the radio with our eyes closed, making up the pictures in our minds. Those were the days before TV. The difference between radio and TV was that the pictures were better on radio. Thanks for bringing it back.
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I was born in 1944 and lived on my grandparents farm for my first seven years. In central Texas west of Waco. What I remember above all else is the absolute freedom we enjoyed, without fear of any strangers. We could go anywhere alone and the doors were not locked at night. We will never be able to explain that to the kids. I was six when I first saw a TV, at my Aunt's house. Remember Kate Smith and Edward R Murrow. Thanks for the great memories.

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Ron, my folks had a farm near Turnerville, west of Waco. No TV, but the radio programs were great. We were turned loose and told to stay out of trouble...watch out for rattle snakes. From there we moved to Corpus Christi where we got a TV and had one station to watch, the few hours it was on. The antenna looked like it reached for the moon since the station was KGUL in Galveston. The snowy picture was great.

In Turnersville, we would listene to the radio for Roy Rogers, The Lone Ranger, The Shadow, Louisana Hay Ride, Grand Old Opry and WSM from Chicago.

Even without all of the "modern conviencies" I managed to grow up into what I feel is a normal, well-adjusted adult...the wife might tell you otherwise... but she grew up in the city, Houston.
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I was born in 58,, but even back as a kid, I have Great memories.. How about using Mom's wooden clothes line pins to attatch playing cards to your bicycle spokes ?(which of course was a used bike, no 10-20 speed back then) And saving my 10 cents a week allowance (I had to work for it) to go to the local Ben Franklin store and buy my plastic army men, Lincoln Logs,, Tinker Toys,, etc... Somehow,, I remember while living in a rent house in Cave Springs AR (while our new house was being built, 1963), took my Red Wagon for a ride down a steep hill showing off for my visiting grandmother. I crashed,,, of course,,, hard,, no trip to the ER,, (was there one then ?) no drugs,, just clean up the road rash and suck it up...
Thanks Wayne and everyone for sharing !!
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Circa 1948, first tv dad bought was a Philco with portable rabbit ears. It was a treat watching him trying to adjust those rabbit ears for a good picture. Better when he put aluminum foil on the rabbit ears and slid the foil up and down.

Several months later we had a television antenna on the roof. All that was available then was "twin lead." He did the same thing on the lead going into the TV. He put some aluminum foil on the twin lead and would slide it up and down the wall to clear the picture up. Strangest thing - and it worked.

He and my Uncle did many an install on people's roofs in the 50's.
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