Back Where I Come From, Day 15

Halfway through the Back Where I Come From Challenge hosted by Suzanne McClendon.  I am looking back over the last 14 days and thinking “someone needs to make a month with 53 days in it”…yea, this challenge IS THAT GOOD.

So, check her out..check out the challenge, and then after yer done kicking yourself for not starting sooner..JOIN US! 

Day 15: When did your family get their first color television set? Do you remember the first show that you watched on it?

 

Color? Televisions come in color?  Okay, seriously. We didn’t have a television set.  My grandmother had one. She finally brought my parents into the twentieth century with a Christmas gift of a TV in 1960. It sat in the living room and was turned on for the nightly news with Walter Cronkite and then turned off.

Okay, seriously. We didn’t have a television set.  My grandmother had one. She finally brought my parents into the twentieth century with a Christmas gift of a TV in 1960. It sat in the living room and was turned on for the nightly news with Walter Cronkite and then turned off.

She finally brought my parents into the twentieth century with a Christmas gift of a TV in 1960. It sat in the living room and was turned on for the nightly news with Walter Cronkite and then turned off.

Mother finally broke down and allowed dad to “waste money on” a color TV in 1968. At the time a console television was upwards of $1000.00 and constituted a major investment. We had an RCA Victor console tv with a mahogany cabinet and stereo speakers.

We were allowed to watch Disney’s Wonderful World of Color on Sunday night.

The first show I watched was “From the Pirates of the Caribbean to the World of Tomorrow”. I remember it because it made me want to work with robots when I finally finished school.

It was basically a tour of Disneyland itself and the new themes in the park.  There was a “behind the scenes” sort of theme to it and how the mannequins were created, the robotics involved and the rides were incorporated were all shown.

3 thoughts on “Back Where I Come From, Day 15

  1. Another Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color fan!

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  2. That sounds like a fascinating show for your introduction to color television!

    We watched The Wonderful World of Disney on Sunday nights, too, but we saw it in black and white. I don’t know if I even knew color television existed at that point. 🙂

    Some of those huge old consoles were absolutely beautiful.

    Thanks for joining in. Have a blessed day. 🙂

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  3. We watched it too and I remember sitting on the floor in front of the tv when we were small, with our bowl of Cheetos and getting to watch Laugh-In. Of course, we were way too young to get the jokes but maybe it was Mom and Dad’s way of watching it themselves cause you know back then there was only one tv for the whole house, lol.

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