Monday, September 03, 2007

Little-Known TV Fact

When TVs first appeared, it was not uncommon for people to sit directly in front of them day and night to make sure they [the 'TV people'] did not disappear.
-from Stratu's 'Research Notes' vol. XXIII

1 comment:

J C said...

That was true for some people. The first tv set in our neighborhood, Little Okie in the Airport district in Modesto, Ca, was bought by Pop Hampton, the Grandpa of a friend of mine. It was in 1946, I think. He watched wrestling religiously and once a week, allowed a bunch of us kids to come into his house and watch with him. It was a blast! He chewed and smoked Cottonbowl Twist tobacco and died at age 104.