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I hear stories about party lines.

Oh golly, I had forgotten about that. We had a rotten party line. It was awful. I am a year older than Trini....I remember 10¢ movie matinees....and the world news to begin with, most of about "the war." I remember Sunday nights listening to Jack Benny, Fibber Mcgee and Molly, Edgar Bergman and after school...The Shadow and the Lone Ranger. We were one of the first in Larchmont to get a TV....the screen was tiny in a huge cabinet. My mother hated it! But my father loved to watch wrestling until he learned sometime later that it was all fixed. We watched Howdy Doody after school. We had great soda fountains...creme soda and cherry coke. Wonderful hamburgers. When I started to drive with a junior license, gas was 21¢ per gal. Driving was pretty safe because there just were not all that many people on the roads. We would drive into NYC to see my grandparents in their apartment and once all the cousins got money to see Sarah Vaughan.

Life was so different then. We "oldies" should feel so blessed that we grew up and lived in the best era ever.

Birgit
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