Times sure have changed, haven't they???
My grandparents had one of these. My parents never did, but when we first got our rotary phone, we did have a party line for a short time.
I was just thinking about Saturday night's when I was a kid. I remember our first TV. I remember mom and dad watching Lawrence Welk. I remember my first taste of potato chips and dip...French Onion...it was so good. We would have a coke and have our chips and watch the Million Dollar Movie. The movie played on Saturday nights and then again on Sunday afternoons. I can't remember which of the three channels it was on.
(4, 5 and 9 )
I remember food.
I remember my first taste of tacos and spaghetti.
OOoh and a banana split. We got those at a dairy store. Remember dairy stores???
3 scoops of ice cream. Vanilla, chocolate and strawberry ~ real ice cream, real whipping cream, fresh chopped nuts. They also added chocolate syrup, strawberry and pineapple on top of the ice cream. These were special treats. We didn't have access to them daily. There were no convenient Dairy Queens, Mc D's or Sonic to run to on a whim. It was entertainment just to take the drive to get there. BF recently told me how his mother drove the family to another town for the Grand Opening of the first McDonald's that was semi-near their farm. (hahaha it was about 30 miles)
Those were the days...