|Naturally the kid on crutches gets front page in his father's employee newsletter.|
As a background in 1953 I had what is called “perthes “ - I leave it to you to look this up in your dictionary ! It meant that for a year I was in a harness preventing me from using my leg. What do you do with a five year old who spends his days getting around on crutches ?
The answer seems to have been to get him a television set. As close as I can remember it was a 12" black and white in a cabinet. Wish I still had that cabinet ! It also meant purchasing a rather large aerial to receive signals as London at that time did not have a local T.V. station. That came the following year.
The whole package must have set my parents back a months salary. The channels available were from Detroit, and Kitchener.
So what did I watch ? As far as I remember it was mostly westerns, and Howdy Doody.
|I do not think I missed a program.|
|I was glued to the T.V. That hasn't changed much in 60 years.|
|Loved the program. The actors also showed up for a Toronto Maple Leaf hockey game. A plus in my books.|