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Our First TV

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Our First TV



Dad bought our first TV in nineteen fifty-two We were the envy of all homo sapiens Only two channels, one english and one french To us it was all very alien We were the envy of a very large neighbourhood Invited people to view this phenomenon With mouths agape, they sat there stunned We felt happy with great aplomb We were first on the block and I felt oh so proud My dad wasn't a very rich man But couldn't resist this astounding invention Gotta tell ya, I was his biggest fan Well of course, all these many decades later Each household owns at least one But when dad brought home that first TV It was a prelude of what was to come <3 <3 <3 © Jack Ellison 2013

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  1. Date: 1/2/2014 7:01:00 PM
    I remember ours too...black and white..aluminum foil wrapped on the rabbit ear antenna ..:-) 3 channels...man..had to get up to turn the channel...those were the days!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 1/3/2014 10:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I was the official rabbit ears holder! LOL Now we have 300 channels and can't find anything we like! YIKES xoxox
  1. Date: 12/28/2013 1:53:00 PM
    Taking all us aged ones back in time... Darn, now my hair seems to look just a little bit whiter as I recall my favorite childhood pizza place and watching silent movies in black & white. (Shakey's Pizza) I'll never forget their stained glass doors, penny fed horse ride and Charlie Chaplin :-)

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 12/28/2013 4:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Am I dating myself or what! Surely Shakey's Pizza was a special throw back type restaurant coz you certainly ain't THAT old sweetie pie! I'm not even that old and I'm an old geezer! LOL Love ya Sarai! xox
  1. Date: 12/28/2013 11:39:00 AM
    And alas you never looked back, you always had one ever since then! The first TV that I remember was one that had twelve numbered buttons on the front panel, you pressed one it changed to that channel and it lit up the button! You had to push in this other 'button' that brought out a cylinder at which turned the TV on or off and allowed for rotation of the cylinder to turn up and down the volume! I will never forget this first TV of mine! This is a lovely poem about your first TV! Great Work!!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 12/28/2013 12:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Just a bit of nostalgia, my friend! Those were much less frantic! I guess each generation pines for their younger years!!!! Happy Saturday Russ!
  1. Date: 12/28/2013 8:42:00 AM
    With our first TV we watched the Mickey Mouse Club. As the first color TV came, we all went to watch Star Trek down the block.. The color mezerized us! Now I sit at my computer, and the kids their XBox's! Dragon likes the XBox... He Tries to save the Dragon's attacking the city... He says some of them might be his friends and family! As long as it stays on the XBox! Heaven forbid otherwise! He says Honestly! Don't worry! Everyone takes sides! and no one gets hurt! So GO team DRAGONS and Sons!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 12/28/2013 9:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Sadly, it's called PROGRESS! xoxox
  1. Date: 12/28/2013 8:14:00 AM
    Oh I remember the days of the black and white t.v. and having to actually get up to change the channels not like today...lol. I think most would be lost if the didn't have that danged remote in their hands or God forbid the batteries go bad....lol. Did you ever notice that when the batteries do go dead people still keep trying to change the channels so they don't have to get up...lmao. Too danged funny!!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 12/28/2013 9:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    LOL Yes, I even remember doing that myself! DUH! Love your sense of humour... you are amazing! xox