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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Random fact:

Back in the early 70's when we'd visit my grandparents on Cape Cod, there was no TV. Instead there were board games, bike riding, the beach, walking to the harbor, playing cards, etc. You'd be surprised how easy it was to get used to.

9 comments:

CoolStuffForDads.com said...

I had that in our early days at the beach. I remember taking an old cardboard box and making a TV out of it. Of course it didn't work.

joe said...

I can imagine it just wouldn't be the same..

joe said...

... although they did get the Cape station, but then again if you've ever watched the Cape station, you'd agree my grandparents basically had no t.v.

Cheer34 said...

sunday dinners at grandma's house were awful.....she would let us watch the church TV station only
.....and we were in our best clothes so we could not go out to play, rough house, mostly we sat around with the cousins and watched the adults get drunk and play cards......oh wait those were the 60's.....the 70's were much better......we stayed home on sundays....the grandparents were to old to have sunday dinner for the entire family....to many grandchildren...so every third sunday they would come to our house..... we still had to watch the church tv station.

joe said...

They made you watch the church station while they got to get drunk and play cards...
that doesn't seem very fair..

joe said...

Well, at least they didn't make you watch Lawrence Welk like I had to.

CoolStuffForDads.com said...

I don't know, I sort of liked Lawrence Welk. Every once and a while I'll pass a re-run while I am flipping through the channels and watch for a little bit.

joe said...

I caught a re-run a couple of years ago. I was just in time to hear the full rendition of "Take your girlie to the movies".
Yes, my timing was awesome that day....

Marissa said...

Lawrence Welk was alright. Gave me a little appreciation for polka music...um, yeah. That song Melody of Love is forever seared into my brain.

L.A. Trivia: Welk's grandson Larry Welk is a local news reporter out here.

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