Kukla, Fran and Ollie
This month I wrote a column on Watching TV in the early years. I've had fun sharing my memories with my sister and other family members and hearing what they remember.
My cousin Stuart comments, "My memory of early television is that your Dad was the first in the family to have a set and that he built it from a Heath kit ... The screen was very small. My brothers and I came over at times to see some shows such as Roller Derby, Dagmar, ... etc. Our uncle, Walter Barton who lived in Salem, had a big TV very early on. His wife was Grace Bill, sister of my Grandmother. We always went to their house for Thanksgiving and would watch Football while waiting for the dinner to be served."
"It was well into the fifties before they had one at Pine Knoll. I remember that they especially enjoyed Arthur Godfrey. Also, they watched the McCarthy hearings and, as a result, changed their viewpoint about the alleged Communists in the Govt."