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10 hours ago, 2chiefs said:

Yep. I also remember the TV "repairman" that came to the house and he would have a mirror set up so he could watch the screen while working in the back of the TV to determine which tubes were faulty and needing replacement. No more repairs. We just throw them away and buy a bigger one!

 

That was my father. I remember going with him to the store to test the tubes and replace them! 

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The only cow in a small town in Ireland stopped giving milk.

Then the town folk found they could buy a cow in Scotland quite cheaply.

So, they brought the cow over from Scotland .
It was absolutely wonderful,
It produced lots of milk every day and everyone was happy.

They bought a bull to mate with the cow to get more cows,
So they'd never have to worry about their milk supply again.
They put the bull in the pasture with the cow but
Whenever the bull tried to mount the cow,
The cow would move away.
No matter what approach the bull tried,
The cow would move away from the bull,
And he was never able to do the deed.

The people were very upset and decided to go to
The Vet, who was very wise, tell him what was happening and
Ask his advice.
"Whenever the bull tries to mount our cow, she moves away.

If he approaches from the back, she moves forward.
When he approaches her from the front, she backs off.
If he attempts it from the one side, she walks away to the other side."

The Vet rubbed his chin thoughtfully and pondered this
Before asking,

"Did you by chance, buy this cow in Scotland ?"

The people were dumbfounded, since no one had ever mentioned
That they had brought the cow over from Scotland .

"You are truly a wise Vet," they said.
"How did you know we got the cow from Scotland ?

The Vet replied with a distant look in his eye:
"My wife's from Scotland "

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17 hours ago, FloridaPalms said:


We were poor as kids but were one of the few families on our block (Redhook in Brooklyn, New York - circa 1950’s) to even have a TV.  
 

Does anyone else remember when those tinted plastic screens you put on the front of the TV to “simulate” color TV?  Man, they were horrid! 😱

 

LOL...no never heard of the simulated screens...too funny!  😄 

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18 hours ago, FloridaPalms said:


We were poor as kids but were one of the few families on our block (Redhook in Brooklyn, New York - circa 1950’s) to even have a TV.  
 

Does anyone else remember when those tinted plastic screens you put on the front of the TV to “simulate” color TV?  Man, they were horrid! 😱

WOW, I hate to admit it but I do remember those plastic screens!  Also the screens where you could draw pictures with the host of the children's shows.  I think the name of the show I remember is Rinky DInk or something close to that.

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22 minutes ago, travelingbums said:

I have also never heard of tinted screens.

They were red on one side and blue on the other and clear in the middle. So, you had your choice blue sky and red ground or blue ground and red sky. Our neighbor had one for his 8 inch tv which were privileged to watch once in awhile before we got a tv. I think I was in jr high school before we got our first tv. 

I can remember unplugging tubes and taking them to the drug store where they had a machine where you could test tubes. And, it was only two blocks from home!

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