Some of the Things I Remember.

I remember when the only radio we owned was in our living room and we all stared at the speakers when listening to it.
I remember when there we only two television stations in the state of Connecticut—one in Hartford and one in New Haven—and everything was broadcast in black and white only.
z0021057I remember we played fragile records on a “Victrola” and had to wind it up with a crank and change needles every 8 or 10 records.
I remember my father talking about a friend’s brand-new car and saying, “It’s nice, but I would NEVER pay $1,500 for a Ford!”
I remember the cost of a ticket to Saturday morning movies at the local theater was 25 cents.
I remember when no one had a shower in their bathrooms … only a tub.
I remember when all drug stores had soda fountains. And I remember buying a tuna sandwich and a strawberry milkshake for 50 cents.
I remember my dad thinking he had been cheated when we got a fill-up at a gas station because, he said, “I’ve never paid more than $5.00 for a tank of gas!”
I remember going to see the first Frankenstein movie and kept a light on in my room at night for weeks after that.
I remember wearing a coat and tie for a 90-minute train ride because you dressed in your best clothes when you traveled.
unknownI remember lying in bed on summer nights listening to Curt Gowdy’s play-by-play of the Red Sox games.
I remember being in despair when the price of comic books went from five cents to a dime.
I remember seeing a sign over a doorway in Virginia that said “WHITES ONLY” and when my mother asked if I knew what it meant, I said I did.
But I didn’t.

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