As Seen on TV: The Early Days of Television

Our generation was privileged to grow up with the most influential, most promising invention since the wheel. We watched its humble beginnings through snow, squiggles, and rolls on tiny monitors that took minutes to warm up, often hours more to “tune.” In those pre-clicker, pre-color days, Dad was in charge of the “rabbit ear” antenna,… Continue reading As Seen on TV: The Early Days of Television

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A Geezer’s B-17 Flight Into History

World War II bomber. Bomb bay doors open. B-17 Flying Fortress.

Exactly 60 years ago tonight – New Year’s Eve, 1944 – Lt. John McLaughlin was piloting a bomber called Andy’s Dandy’s in a group of 18 four-engine B-17s on a run over Germany. Target: Hamburg. Suddenly the sky went black with German fighters. McLaughlin estimated some 100 Messerschmitt 109s coming fast at 12 o’clock high.… Continue reading A Geezer’s B-17 Flight Into History

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Senior Nostalgia (Suddenly Senior Memories and Stories)

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We’ve got the best collection of senior nostalgia available. Check out some of our memories and stories from Suddenly Senior writers and readers. 50th Reunion Evokes Memories, Melancholy A look back at 1957, our black and white world, our expectations, our ideals, and dreams. And why Lily Tomlin was correct when she said, “I always… Continue reading Senior Nostalgia (Suddenly Senior Memories and Stories)

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