Discussion in 'BUSHCRAFT CODGERS' started by gohammergo, Sep 18, 2018.
But I play one on tv.
Which channel, 2 or 3?
Wow ya got 2 channels? joe
Seems like we had 3. I remember watching the friday nite fights with my dad and grandpa. They would bring two chairs from the dining room and sit in front of the tv. I would sit UNDER one of the chairs and watch from there. Long ago and far far away...
Seriously... I actually had to get up and go change the channel AND... adjust the rabbit ears!
The show I remember most was The Three Stooges. They wore out 4 sets of kids on those, and I still laugh at them. We also got 3 channels , ABC,NBC and CBS. joe
Up at the lake there was a giant hill to the south so we had a big antenna on a couple twenty foot length s of galvanized inch and a half .
Alls we could get was Battle Creek Lansing and Kalamazoo all about a hundred plus miles away . Half way thru a show your signal would fade
and somebody would have to go outside and turn the pipe .
I would wonder in later years why the old man never put a bearing or sleeve on that pipe because it was almost impossible to
turn . ( knowing him tho it was probably by design , he didn’t like kids watching tv much )
I’m not really an old codger, I was born in the wrong century.
Funny stuff. Our first tv set was about the size of a kitchen range. And the screen was about the size of a grapefruit! You had to turn it on and let it warm up for 15 minutes or so before you could watch the one channel we got. I remember my mom telling me to "Go warm up the TV." So we could watch some show in the evening after supper.
Back then, I was pretty young mind you, I used to think that there were little people living in that big box and they were putting on shows for us. I was kinda afraid of it. Especially when they would talk to me when the set was turned off. I'm more scared of what comes out of these new TV sets.
I bet you codgers had to walk to school uphill both ways!
Remember if the channel tuner (changer) knob broke, it was bakelite, you had to use a pair of pliers to change channels? Also, going to the store to the tube tester to see which tube went bad.
friday night fights, brought to you by gillette ...
in the snow ...
I always heard that you know your old, when you know more people that are dead, then alive.
There were some big trucks (big back then) that said Gillette on them... I always wondered how many ‘Super Blue Blades’ would fit in one of them.
I did go to school in what had been a one room school house. It was pretty large and the ‘one room’ was actually two separated by a movable wooden wall. It had the old cast iron desks too. They had added two rooms on to the back and I went to first grade there. The basement was huge and served as the kitchen and dining room for the kids as well as the polling place during elections. I never did figure out why they did not preserve it. Land was too valuable I guess. Sad...
My older brothers went to the old four room Lutheran school built in the 1800s .
I went to the brand new limestone box built in 1952 . It only took a year or two to become over crowded so we started doubling up 4 th and 5th grades etc .
They did preserve the old school but tore down the old church .
There was a beautiful life sized plaster sculpture of Jesus and a tulip shaped pulpit that pastor Luecke entered from a secret door in the wall . He was about 6 foot five and loved to preach that fire and brimstone stuff . He’d loom over the congregation in that black robe like a giant Raven .
Took me a long time before I got up enough nerve to sin .
I still remember my Dad telling me as a kid to go hold the "rabbit ears" so the channel would come in better.
LOL. We cant' forget the sheets of tin foil on the rabbit ears, for better reception.
Yup, we had tin foil on the rabbit ears too! I remember my father making me stand and hold the edge of it to get the news to come in... I stood there the entire broadcast too!
Yup. Used to have a tin foil robot.
You guys remember when every kitchen had one of those high stools, with the fold out steps so the lady of the house could reach things up high?
We put our rabbit ears on that. Our rabbit ears had some kind of uhf antenna in the middle that was a round sort of thing. When the rabbit ears were set up that way, it looked like a robot.
A little more...a little more...wait, wait, go back..
Sounds like you guys are pushing 110 years old. I just wish cigarettes were still 25 cents a pack.
I am a word out old codger. I have all the symptoms of old codgerdom, pipes and cigars, pants with plenty of room and a certificate of proficiency in the Masonic Esoteric work.
I'm always called a grumpy old man, but you can't believe everything my wife and kids say about me.
Just because I remember when Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, and Lash Larue were young, and boxes of oatmeal also contained dishes and licking and sticking Green Stamps was a family project and the first TV I saw had a small round screen....does not mean I am old, it just means that I have a good memory.
I remember when Wing cigarettes came in C-Rations!!!
Can't believe no one has mentioned the Burma Shave signs. They used to be pretty popular. joe
We had to pick up coal on the railroad tracks to help heat the house!
When my dad was gone away from home for work, my mom would keep me up so she could watch Alfred Hitchcock without being scared... (Black and white tv) Like a 12 year old was going to protect her. At least supper was liver and onions!
I remember that great and wonderful day that we got our first COLOR TV!!!
Humorous side note: Elvis Presley's Graceland "Media Room" has 3 old school TV's mounted into the walls so he could watch ALL 3 channels! State of the art My Friend!!!
John, we have TWO of those kitchen stools with the steps. My lady is short and about 15 years ago, I got her two matching, red vinyl covered ones.
Don’t try passing on a slope, unless you have a periscope.
Remember them well. Miss that kind of stuff Joe.
Alfred Hitchcock. When Burt Reynolds died, I read that Alfred Hitchcock’s favorite movie was Smoky and the Bandit!
While we're on the subject... I'm not grumpy damn it! Now get the hell off my lawn!
I remember when us kids were the remote control. We got three channels, in black and white, no color, and dad would tell one of us kids to get up and go change the channel. I can still hear the “clunky noise” the changer made. No rabbit ears for us, Dad actually had a giant creosote pole installed with a big antenna on top. As a side note, many a bird fell prey to my trusty Benjamin pump pellet gun when they chanced to light on that antenna...
I'm so old I fart dust.
That's when you overslept and had to use the short cut.
The results from your Depends determined that was a lie.
I heard a comedian say that depends and toddler pull-ups were the same product, just different sizes.
I was born just inside the first half of the last century, in a house with no electricity, “four rooms and a path”. I’ve moved on up though,,, now we’ve got electricity, seven rooms, and “a path”... Still don’t have running water,,, reckon I never will...
TV’s, and electric anything’s, were a long time coming in our house,,, didn’t need to worry about pipes freezing in winter, or paying utility bills either. I was 6 or 7 before we moved to where we could have a TV,,,
I didn’t have a TV as an adult until I’d been married about 15 years,,, Someone gave an old black and white TV to my kids...
I hope to live long enough to be a codger, or at least an apprentice codger...
Did anyone save 6 RC cola bottlenecks to get in free to the movie theater in Saturday mornings?
Six pack of bottles, but ours could be mixed brands. Watched a lot of movies that way.
I wanted a little sign streetside, "If you can see the green dot, you are in range. " I thought it was funny. My wife, not so much.
You could slip a dime in shaft's slot to turn it. Word .
You might be a codger if you grind a penny down to do the same
Party line telephone, with an alphabetical prefix.
Or if you remember Grandmas phone crankity crank three cranks pause then two cranks to reach Aumt Sadie . Early 50s on the Ohio flats
Every Friday night @ 10 PM was Creature Feature on one of the three channels if you didn’t count the elusive channel 32 which by the way was where you would find the three stooges. My sister and I would be ready to watch the old school black and white horror films. Most of the time we had popcorn and pizza for the occasion, good memories.
Seems old is a mind set, I get irritated most of the time when out and about. I see the old folks clogging up the check out line and doodling around mindlessly through life and I think ... I don’t want to get old then I come back to reality I am old but “NOT THAT KIND OF OLD”
Sadly I do get reminded that I am old when I am performing some task that just whips my butt or when I go to wet shave with my Gillett double edge razor and look in the mirror. Who is that old guy staring at me?