Thursday, June 9, 2016

From Mom’s Diary… 1950 - Dec 19 - TV set at home

From Mom’s Diary… 1950 - Dec 19
TV set at home

Tuesday, Dec 19:

Mom came  & I set her hair. Cooley here in P.M. to collect for Advocate. Watched T.V.
Dad came, at nite wore Max’s square dance dress & went to Lohrville. Leo’s have T.V. Bendix.
To square dance. Really a lot of fun. Home at 2:00. Made a batch of penuchi for school.

Wednesday, Dec 20:

Made 2 cherry pies, white nut cake, got gifts ready & went to boys school play. They all three have colds & coughs. Bill was Santa, Robert Hunter - Mrs. Santa - Real good. Ate - they exchanged gifts & came home.

Thursday, Dec 21:

… Got supper & watched T.V.

My comments:

What fun to see when T.V. set first arrived.
Speedy Shirbroun had brought a T.V. out to the school house (on hill) some evenings, over prior year.
This Christmas of 1950 seemed to be the pivot point. We got ours, then found out Leo’s had gotten one also!! I do recall the thrill. Ours was a Motorola. Looked like this 19” - I have actual photos in later years.

Doors were rarely, if ever, closed!! ;-)

Families are Forever! ;-)


  1. Love these. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Thank you, Martin! Your comments mean a lot to me! ;-)