Friday, September 6, 2019
A favorite car
1956 Ford Thunderbird
For years when we arrived home, the TV came on. BUT for over 20 years now it is turned on only during times of history making events or ‘emergency’ situations i.e. ‘Dorian’. We also see the TV when we eat at some restaurants.
I cannot handle it. The producers have 2 & 3 second loud snippets. Even the programs are like that. The news is WILD to say the least.
TV NEWS covering hurricanes, ”Please do not be out in this storm, It is life threatening.” Now those dudes know that folk like me would have to try it if I was near. They always make it look like fun as they try to grimace and show pain.
Some of you know that TV has not always existed. The first TV I saw was in a fire station where the firemen invited us kids in to watch ‘Howdy Doody,’ in Albemarle, NC, 1950.
Sherry’s family owned a TV.
So, once we had our own trailer, I bought a used TV. When set up I turned it on. (Now this is really a true story). The TV was a piece of junk, but I did not know it. Sherry said, “Honey that picture is terrible!” It was snowy, light and full of interference.
“No honey, look here and I pointed to a form, I think that is a man, look closer.” Eddie Arnold had a TV show. It was on. I cannot remember what happened to that TV. As newlyweds we had other entertainment.
WE honestly very rarely watch TV. We have two here in the house and two in the motor home. Even the programs are too fast for me. Closed caption cannot keep up! And commercials!!!!!!! More than paid programming!
I seldom enjoy visiting friends because the TV remains on during the visit. I do not complain to them because I understand, I did the same thing when we watched TV in our house..